Food aid arrives in western Libya: WFP

19th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

The UN's World Food Programme said Tuesday that it has opened up a new humanitarian corridor in western Libya, allowing it to send in enough food to feed about 50,000 people for a month.

"We've managed to open up an humanitarian corridor into Western Libya," Emilia Casella, the UN food agency's spokeswoman told journalists in Geneva.

"A convoy of eight trucks loaded with 240 metric tonnes of wheat flour and 9.1 metric tons of high energy biscuits -- enough to feed nearly 50,000 people for 30 days -- crossed yesterday into western Libya from Ras Jedir crossing point at the Libyan-Tunisian border," according to the relief agency.

© 2011 AFP

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