The world faces an unprecedented catastrophe unless urgent funding is provided NOW, not later, to assist some 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria living on the brink of famine. We also need access to the most vulnerable communities. People are already dying from starvation and disease in the four countries.
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- People in need
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Despite new and generous donations, an earlier funding shortfall has forced us to suspend plans to further increase assistance during the lean season. We now plan to reach only 1.36 million people in August, down from a previous target of 1.8 million.
In June, WFP reached 2.4 million people in worst-affected areas with a mix of food, cash and nutrition support. This is five times the number of people we reached in January this year.
WFP has assisted a total of 3.8 million people across the country since the start of the year. This includes 900,000 children under the age of five as well as 220,000 pregnant and nursing women.
In June, WFP provided food assistance to 5.4 million people. Of these, 2.1 million people received a full food ration and 3.29 million a 60 percent ration – because of lack of funding.