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Funding Shortfalls of WFP Hunger Programs in 2004


(As at October 4, 2004)

Source: World Food Programme

These data compare funding shortfalls of the WFP's emergency, protracted relief and recovery, development and special operations. The data include only the hunger crises for which the WFP appealed for funding. They include both the WFP's ongoing operations and those already completed.

The figures in US$ represent the value of food quantities.




*Beneficiary Needs represent annual distribution requirements.

**Resources to Raise indicates the projected level of WFP distribution in calendar year 2004 based on most recent assessment, minus carry-over stocks or carry-over contributions. The WFP revise these figures upwards throughout the year when budget revisions requiring increased commitment or new operations are approved.

***Shortfall indicates Resources to Raise in 2004 minus contributions and allocations.

(1) The WFP's Emergency Operations cover sudden natural disasters, slow-onset disasters (droughts and crop failures) and complex emergencies (conflict, widespread social and economic disruption and large population displacements)

(2) The WFP's Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations (PRROs) constitute the next stage of assistance after the emergency operations expire. The PRROs can consist of providing nutritious meals at schools, food aid for refugees, returning refugees and internally displaced people, and food for people while they rebuild damaged infrastructure and replant crops.

(3) The WFP's Development projects aim to temporarily free the poor of the need to provide food for their families, by giving them time and resources to invest in lasting assets such as better houses, clinics and schools, new agricultural skills and technology.

(4) The WFP's Special Operations aim to guarantee a speedy and efficient delivery of food aid. Typically they include logistic and infrastructure work.


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