Corruption said to cut food flow

November 18, 1994|By Rewuters

ROME -- The U.N. World Food Program said today a growing number of Rwandan children were going hungry in Zaire's refugee camps because food distribution was controlled by corrupt Rwandan leaders.

The agency said the situation is especially bad in the Mugunga camp in Goma on Zaire's border with Rwanda, home to 200,000 refugees.

The WFP blamed the rise in malnutrition on those who distribute the rations.

"The more vulnerable groups do not receive enough food because of corruption and food leakages at the distribution level," the WFP said.

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