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The challenge of getting food to Afghan schoolchildren

Date Published: 
06/26/2012
Summary: 

WFP's goal is to work with the Afghan government to provide meals for every child at school as well as take-home rations. (..) Shershah Wahidi, the Senior Logistics Assistant, said, "The roads in this part of Afghanistan don’t usually reopen until late May. But we had to send food to these villages early this year because this region remains without food during winter. We wanted to make sure that supplies for the schools were in place in good time to convince students to start attending classes as early as possible.”