UN begins food aid airlift to Somalia

28 07 2011

Somalia food crisisThe World Food Programme airlifted tonnes of emergency supplies to Mogadishu to feed thousands of malnourished children in drought-stricken Somalia, officials said.

A plane carrying 10 tonnes of peanut butter-based nutritional paste flew from neighbouring Kenya to the Somali capital on Wednesday, David Orr, a WFP official who was on the flight, said.

This was the first airlift of food aid since the United Nations declared a famine in parts of Somalia last week, Orr said.

Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/07/2011727161129916789.html




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