ROME—As the United Nations announces the cost of their humanitarian mission in Syria reaching costs of US$4.4 billion, the World Food Programme has distributed urgent aid to refugee families across Syria in areas where some of the heaviest fighting has taken place in recent weeks.
ROME– IFAD Director General Kanayo Nwanze has suspended the UN agency’s General Counsel, Rutsel Martha, after adverse labour tribunal rulings cost some dlrs 1 million, IFAD sources say.
ROME-- The United Nations World Food Programme warned this week that severe funding shortages are leading to a huge food deficit for a significant proportion of the Syrian population at risk of starvation.
ROME– The World Food Programme has defended an increase of some 24,000 euros in the housing allowance of the UN agency’s executive director, Ertharin Cousin, taking it up to 160,000 euros a year.
ROME -- Australia may withhold its funding to the FAO in protest against alleged inefficiency at the UN agency, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has cautioned.