Strikes hit food supply: WFP

Published on 18 June 2009

The World Food Program (WFP) has said that ongoing strikes called by several groups in the Tarai have caused problems in delivery of food meant for Koshi flood victims. (..) “In observation of basic international humanitarian principles, I urge all protesting groups to allow safe and unhindered passage of WFP humanitarian relief convoys so that vital food assistance can reach Koshi flood victims in a timely manner,” Richard Ragan, WFP-Nepal´s country representative, said in the statement.

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