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UN Food Agency Battles Landslides To Reach Hungry

UN Food Agency Battles Bad Weather And Landslides To Reach Hungry In Nepal

New York, Sep 13 2006 10:00AM

As part of a major operation to feed tens of thousands of flood survivors in Nepal, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has battled bad weather and landslides to help an estimated 8,150 people in the western Banke District.

The agency – along with the Nepal Red Cross – has given survivors 30 days' rations which include rice, lentils and oil. Landslides have blocked some roads but food deliveries are continuing in several harder to reach areas such as Bardiya, Achham and Mugu districts.

WFP announced in a news release that it has distributed 291 tons of food so far in western Nepal. Some 1,300 tons will be given to flood victims over the next few days.

Operations will continue throughout the week, with all districts receiving food over the next several weeks, the Rome-based agency said.


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