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Peanut paste airlifted to Chad’s children - WFP

Date Published: 
04/02/2012
Summary: 

Food can take up to four months to reach those who need it most in landlocked Chad, making airlifts the best and speediest way to reach vulnerable children, WFP’s Chad country director Alice Martin-Daihirou said in a statement. (..) Almost 200 tons of fortified peanut paste have been flown into Chad to help prevent malnutrition in tens of thousands of children in the drought-stricken country, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) says. (..) WFP aims to help 1.6 million people in the worst-affected regions of Kanem, Bahr-El-Ghazel, Batha, Sila, Ouaddai, Wadi Fira, Hadjer Lamis, Lac and Guera in the Sahelian belt of the country.