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Monday, 1 November 2010

SHORTFALL IN SWAZILAND'S FOOD AID

MANZINI, Swaziland, Oct 30 (IPS) - November will see the World Food Programme launch its Food by Prescription programme in Swaziland, but tens of thousands in urgent need of food aid are set to go without as a donor shortfall restricts assistance, the IPS news agency reports.

Fikru Gebeyehu, food aid resource manager for relief and development NGO World Vision in Swaziland, told IPS that the organisation has not been distributing food rations for the past few months. World Vision had been distributing aid on behalf of the U.N.'s emergency food relief agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), which Gebeyehu said had suspended its programme of food aid.

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