WFP Warns of Dwindling Food Supplies for 1.4M People in Chad, Incl. Sudanese Refugees

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The World Food Programme warns it will run out of food aid for at least 1.4 million people in Chad by January due to a shortage of funds.

This includes aid for hundreds of thousands of newly arrived refugees fleeing conflict in Sudan, most of them escaping ethnic violence and mass killings in the West Darfur region. The U.N. says it needs at least $185 million for its aid efforts in Chad, but that lack of international interest has led to severe underfunding.

Starting in December, the World Food Programme is also suspending relief to internally displaced people and refugees from Nigeria, Central African Republic and Cameroon.

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