Tuesday, 18 November 2008

World Food Programme Delivers Food for 50.000 in Congo

The trucks loaded with 100 tons of food, encountered no problems on their journey on Friday morning from Goma, 75 kilometres south and 50,000 people have been registered to receive food, of whom 12,000 were due to receive rations on Friday.

Malnutrition rates among children under the age of five are above emergency levels in some parts of Rutshuru district, where the distribution took place. The entire population in the area has suffered because of the upsurge in fighting in recent weeks. Many people were unable to plant their fields for several successive seasons and prices of basic food items have risen sharply.

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