February 3, 2014

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling back projects in a number of countries as it confronts a $1 billion funding shortfall, with costs mounting for missions such as Syria, its director said Monday.

Ertharin Cousin is in Australia as part of a tour to drum up support for the United Nations agency among donor nations and the private sector to help feed the world’s hungry.

“We have about $1 billion more in identified need in 2014 than we have projected revenues,” the executive director told AFP.

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