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WFP delivers food aid to displaced people at Bangui airport

01-10-2014 07:15 BJT

The UN World Food Programme in West Africa says the "entire humanitarian community" is working together to deliver aid to displaced persons in the Central African Republic, who have sought refuge at Bangui international airport.

About 100,000 people are currently living in a makeshift camp at the airport. Food distribution resumed on Tuesday after a three-week break due to deterioriating security. And it continued on Wednesday and Thursday. On the first two days, the WFP estimated it had distributed food rations to close to 10,000 people.

The WFP and its partners plan to provide food to all displaced persons at the airport over a ten day period.

"It is ongoing and we absolutely need to reach all people at that (Bangui) airport. At the same time, our distributions to the entire displaced community in Bangui continue, to all groups of people who are in need of assistance." Denise Brown, regional director of WFP West Africa, said.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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