December 5, 2017 / 4:35 PM / 3 years ago

UN's World Food Programme says to stop food aid to eastern Ukraine

KIEV, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nation’s food agency said on Tuesday it will stop providing food aid to conflict-affected people in the eastern part of Ukraine in the next two months due to a lack of funding.

A World Food Programme (WFP) spokesperson said dwindling resources had made it increasingly difficult to maintain its operations in Ukraine.

The spokesperson said WFP will keep a limited presence there at least until mid-2018 and continue to monitor the situation. (Reporting by Umberto Bacchi, Editing by Belinda Goldsmith @BeeGoldsmith; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit

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