UN agency warns of shortfall in fight on hunger

Published on 17 January 2011

The World Food Programme is nearly $3 billion short this year in its fight against global hunger, and the gap is likely to grow if food prices keep rising, the head of the U.N. agency said in an interview Monday. Josette Sheeran said the shortfall amounts to almost half of what the agency needs. Sheeran spoke to The Associated Press after touring the Palestinian city of Hebron, where she inspected an electronic food voucher project meant to streamline distribution of food to the needy.

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