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WFP Annual Report 1996

In 1996, millions of people fell victim to the horrors unleashed by war and civil conflict; with neither home nor resources, millions of refugees and displaced persons suffered utter destitution; humanitarian workers lost their lives trying to help them. The situation of people facing a "silent emergency" was not significantly improved: children were denied adequate food for their growth; women were too often excluded and marginalized; lack of basic resources prevented people from building their future.