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16 February 2009

The African nation of Guinea has seen increasing poverty rates in recent years. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reports that "the country's Forest region has long been host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Liberia and Sierra Leone," which puts a big strain on Guinea's resources. Guinea is working to provide basic education for all its citizens as a means of combating poverty. The World Food Programme is helping by providing school meals to children. In the following interview with Abdou Dieng, WFP country director in Guinea, we will look at how crucial school feeding is toward breaking the cycle of poverty.