Posted by: africanpressorganization | 17 November 2008

Somalia / Dutch naval and NATO escorts of food convoys will ensure that the World Food Programme (WFP) can bring some 59,000 tons of food this month

 


 

 

Somalia / Dutch naval and NATO escorts of food convoys will ensure that the World Food Programme (WFP) can bring some 59,000 tons of food this month

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 17, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general And the spokesperson for the general assembly president

 

 

 

On Somalia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that newly available Dutch naval and NATO escorts of food convoys will ensure that the World Food Programme (WFP) can bring some 59,000 tons of food into Somalia this month.  The food shipments, to be delivered by eight vessels, will be enough to feed 2.3 million people for six weeks.  Some 3.2 million people, or 43 per cent of Somalia’s population, are currently in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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