UN flash appeal cut to $43 mn

Published on 28 March 2011

The UN has cut down its flash appeal to US $ 43 mn from the original 51 mn for rebuilding after the two waves of floods in January and February, officials said yesterday.(..)Asked about the funding situation at the World Food Programme (WFP) to give food assistance to the flood victims, he replied, “We have received US $ 5.5 million out of the required US $ 8.5 million. Some more donations are in the pipeline. If we get them, we will have 90 percent of our fund requirements fulfilled. We are optimistic in this regard.”

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