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Funding Shortfalls of Hunger Crises in 2008


The 10 Largest Hunger Crises

(As of October 2008)

Source: World Food Programme

These data show funding shortfalls of the WFP's relief projects with the largest number of people to be helped by the WFP operation.

The data include only the hunger crises for which the WFP appealed for funding. The crises include both the WFP's Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations (PRROs) and Emergency Operations. WFP Emergency Operations and PRROs begin throughout the year and usually last between 3 months and 2 years. The data below show how much relief is needed only in 2008.

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



*Planned Beneficiaries: The estimated number of people to be helped by the WFP operation. For any two WFP operations covering the same group of beneficiaries, the total beneficiary number is counted only once, only the larger case load is included in the computation.

**Resources to Raise indicates the planned level of WFP distribution in calendar year 2008. These figures may be revised throughout the year in function of budget revision.

***Shortfall as of October 2008 indicate the portion of the Resources to Raise in 2008 which remains unfunded.

Korea DPR (1) Emergency Assistance to Population Groups Affected by Floods and Rising Food and Fuel Prices
Ethiopia (2) Responding to Humanitarian Crises and Enhancing Resilience to Food Insecurity
Bangladesh (3) Food Assistance to Cyclone-Affected Populations in Southern Bangladesh
Sudan (4) Food Assistance to Population Affected by Conflict
Congo (5) Targeted Food Assistance for Relief and Recovery in DRC
Pakistan (6) Food Assistance for the Vulnerable Populations Affected by the High Food Prices in Pakistan
Zimbabwe (7) Protracted Relief for Vulnerable Groups in Zimbabwe
Somalia(8) Food Aid for Relief and Protection of Livelihoods
Haiti (9) Food Assistance for Relief and Livelihoods Protection of Vulnerable Populations Affected by Food Insecurity
Afghanistan (10) Post-Conflict and Rehabilitation on Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Created by Monika Kamieniecka, GPF Associate, January 2009


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