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WFP warns funding shortfall will push millions to 'brink of starvation'

Its new analysis shows each 1% cut in aid to its US$5.2 billion annual budget could push 400,000 people toward starvation.


The World Food Program warned that cuts in humanitarian aid could push 24 million more people to the edge of starvation over the coming year.

Rome-based WFP said on Tuesday it faces a more than 60% funding shortfall this year, the highest in its 60-year history, as governments increasingly scale back on international humanitarian aid due to multiple crises linked to factors such as inflation, conflict and climate change.

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