Posted by: APO | 16 June 2010

World Food Programme / West Africa


World Food Programme / West Africa


NEW YORK, June 16, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On West Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) says that the UN Humanitarian Aid Service will cease all flights into Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia starting tomorrow. And this is due to a $2.5 million funding shortage. Without the air service, WFP says many of its operations in the region will not run as efficiently as required. One of the smaller services of the UN air service, the West African Coastal Service has been providing air transport for an average of 500 UN aid workers, among others, every month.


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


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