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Food shortages reported in Kibungo

Food shortages are being reported in parts of Kibungo prefecture, eastern Rwanda, according to WFP. Local authorities report that a total of 70,000 people are affected by the failure of the bean crop and are subsisting on cassava, stocks of which are dwindling. WFP is considering food-for-work programmes rather than general free food distribution. Meanwhile, local authorities have confirmed a decreasing number of malnutrition cases in the northwestern prefecture of Gisenyi. Supplementary wet feeding is to be phased out in most centres during February, WFP said.

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