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Emergency Aid Focuses on Meeting Basic Needs of Flood Victims in Benin

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The United Nations World Food Program has begun distributing food to 50,000 of the 680,000 people who have been hit by heavy floods in Benin. (..) "Basically this is the first time this country has been hit by flooding of this magnitude and aid donors are coming very slowly and there is a fear that if intervention is not done quickly, the situation might deteriorate," said Ouedraogo [World Food Program's country director in Benin].