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WFP provides supplementary food for Africa refugees

08-18-2011 09:16 BJT Special Report:Drought, famine plague horn of Africa |

Africans in the continents horn are struggling to survive because of hunger and serious malnutrition. In addition to basic necessities,the World Food Program has provided supplementary food for the refugees to recover their physical strength.

These bags of supplementary food on the desk are saving thousands of African lives.

The foodstuffs are given to seriously malnourished children below five years old.

It takes less than two weeks for a child to recover when they are fed such a bag of food per day.

The kind of butter with smaller packaging is easier for children below 2 years old to digest.

Adult refugees receive one bag of high energy biscuits when they arrive at the refugee camps.

These biscuits are given to the refugees who haven't eat anything for a few days and helps them to recover quickly.

An official with the WFP said the Program purchases these food items with donations from around the world.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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