WFP responds

The World Food Programme (WFP) has commented on, and clarification a comment on Wahenga.net, entitled: An Urgent appeal to WFP: Please reconsider your plans for direct food transfer in Malawi. We had featured this comment in our post, More Food Won’t Necessarily Wipe Out Hunger.

WFP begins its response by placing on record that the Wahenga “appeal to WFP” was based on an erroneous article in The Malawi News newspaper covering the period 12 – 18 September 2009. The organisation says the newspaper article incorrectly conveyed the impression that WFP was appealing for resources for a direct food transfer to needy households. In fact, the WFP says that it was merely acknowledging the German government’s contribution to its HIV and nutrition programmes.
You can read the WFP’s full response here.

Queries to this response can be directed to wfp.lilongwe@wfp.org.

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