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Funding Shortfalls of Hunger Crises in 2008


The 10 Crises with the Largest Value of Shortfalls (US$)

(As of October 2008)

Source: World Food Programme

These data show funding shortfalls of the WFP's relief projects with the largest shortfalls in $US. 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 indicates the portion of the Resources to Raise in 2008 which remains unfunded.

Korea, DRP (1) Emergency Assistance to Population Groups Affected by Floods and Rising Food and Fuel Prices (Emergency Operation)
Ethiopia (2) Responding to Humanitarian Crises and Enhancing Resilience to Food Insecurity (Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation)
Uganda (3) Targeted Food Assistance for Relief and Recovery of Refugees, Displaced Persons and Other Vulnerable Groups in Uganda (Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation)
Sudan (4) Food Assistance to Population Affected by Conflict (Emergency Operation)
Burundi (5) Support to the Stabilization and Recovery of Burundi: Protect and Create Livelihoods while Improving the Nutritional Status of the Most Vulnerable (Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation)
Malawi (6) Assistance to Food Insecure People Suffering from the Effects of Natural Disasters and HIV & AIDS (Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation)
Cote d'Ivoire (7) Assistance to populations affected by the Cote d'Ivoire protracted crisis (Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation)
Haiti (8) Food Assistance to Flood Affected Populations in Haiti (Emergency Operation)
Myanmar (9) Food Assistance to Cyclone Affected Populations in Myanmar (Emergency Operation)
L.A and Caribbean (10) Assistance to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation among Marginalized Populations (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) (Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation)
Zambia (10) Assistance to Flood victims in Zambia (Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation)

Created by Monika Kamieniecka, GPF Associate, January 2009

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