Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 January 2009

Chad / World Food Programme (WFP) is about to begin delivery of food aid to some 250,000 Sudanese refugees

 


 

 

Chad / World Food Programme (WFP) is about to begin delivery of food aid to some 250,000 Sudanese refugees

 

NDJAMENA, Chad, January 14, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

 

 

On Chad, the World Food Programme (WFP) is about to begin delivery of food aid to some 250,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad.  WFP convoys are now travelling some 2,800 kilometres through the Sahara desert from Libya in a bid to reach the refugees before the onset of seasonal rains.

 

WFP notes that Libya has been helping it with its aid convoys travelling across the Sahara since 2004.  Libya’s assistance to the WFP ground transportation corridor extends from the port of Benghazi through the Sahara to Chad.

 

A first convoy of 58 trucks left Al Khufra in Libya in late December and will reach north-eastern Chad later this month.  A second convoy of nearly 100 trucks also departed Al Khufra this past weekend.

 

 

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


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