WFP Launches Lean Season Aid Amid Funding Crunch in West Africa

DAKAR - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its lifesaving food and nutrition assistance programme in West and Central Africa, targeting 7.3 million people during the ongoing June-August lean season - when food stocks run out and hunger peaks. The programme - which kicks off in June - supports national governments' lean season response plans in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Nigeria.
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