Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients

February 21, 2015 12:10 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Program has warned.

The shortage threatens more than 12,000 patients and other people affected by HIV/AIDS, local WFP representative Jean-Charles Dei said this week. All are the beneficiaries of a program that distributes 117 tons of food assistance each month to vulnerable HIV/AIDS-affected groups, including corn, bea...

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