UN Special Rapporteur urges states to ensure the realization of the right to food of displaced people in Azerbaijan

UN Special Rapporteur urges states to ensure the realization of the right to food of displaced people  in Azerbaijan
# 13 October 2006 11:41 (UTC +04:00)
In Azerbaijan, where hundreds of thousands have been made homeless because of a territorial dispute with Armenia, Ziegler said existing food aid stocks would only last until the end of the month.
Ziegler expressed support for the calls made by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in July 2006 encouraging donors to continue providing funds for their operations in order to avoid further reductions in food rations and in the number of assisted persons in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan.
The Special Rapporteur recalls that under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, States parties have the obligation to respond quickly and in an appropriate manner to emergency food situations on the territory of a State Member of the United Nations.
Due to lack of funding, there is a risk that food aid programmes could be stopped by the end of October. /APA/
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