WFP food convoy leaves for Wanni

Published on 17 January 2009

COLOMBO: The World Food Programme (WFP) has sent a convoy of food in 59 lorries to Wanni. The food was for distribution among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the uncleared areas, WFP Country Representative Adnan Khan said. “The food convoy is to feed 230,000 IDP families and is expected to last for a week,” Khan said. The lorries carried 800 metric tonnes of mixed food like rice, wheat flour, dhal and oil, and would be distributed to IDP’s in the uncleared areas of Mullaithivu, he said.

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