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UN agency to suspend food assistance to 27,000 people in West bank


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 19-12-2018 17:31 IST

The World.Food Programme announced on Wednesday cuts in food aid affecting some 190,000 impoverished Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank - or half of all its recipients there - citing a severe funding shortfall.

The U.N. agency said it would, as of Jan 1, suspend food assistance to 27,000 people in the West Bank. In addition, food aid to 165,000 people in the territory and in the Gaza Strip would be reduced by 20 per cent.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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