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Darfur: UN food convoy under attack

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With relentless attacks on truck convoys carrying much-needed food relief in Darfur, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that it might be forced to shut down its operations which feed over three million every month in the vast and impoverished region on Sudan’s western flank.

Yesterday, the agency recovered three hijacked trucks and four fleet staff after the latest attack in South Darfur, but nearly 70 trucks and 43 drives are still missing. Since the start of the year, over 100 vehicles carrying WFP food aid have been hijacked in Darfur, with many more shot at and robbed. Drivers are now refusing to travel on certain routes, leading to a marked slowdown in the delivery of food to those who need assistsance.

Darfur: UN food convoy under attack | Spero News

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Written by Claudia

September 10, 2008 at 11:15 am

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  1. hi there Claudia..dont expect the leftys to take note …great find!:)

    womanhonorthyself

    September 11, 2008 at 12:08 am

  2. Hi, Angel. Ohh, I don’t even expect some right-wingers to take note on this…😦 You know, why worrying if these things aren’t causing direct effects in my life?

    Thanks! Very appreciated.

    Claudia

    September 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

  3. […] with Chad In Islamism, foreign policy on September 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm The Sudanese Army continues with its attacks without any international reporting: Sudanese army has launched new attacks on […]


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