the "tsunami effect" on aid to Africa
Donations for U.N. hunger relief operations in Africa were down 21 percent in January as the world's attention was focused on the Indian Ocean countries hit by the tsunami, and rations to hungry people in Africa have had to be cut.
[...] One example of a major funding shortfall is in Sudan where the WFP is trying to help refugees return to the south of the country after two decades of war. Lack of cash has forced it to slash food rations there by 30 percent. (source)