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Statement to the African Union Summit - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (30/06/08)

Executive Director Josette Sheeran

A new challenge for WFP is the increasing export restrictions and bans in many countries that create a great challenge in accessing and moving much needed humanitarian food around the world. I am urgently calling on all nations to exempt humanitarian food purchases and shipments from these restrictions. And I also call on donors to ensure that earmarks and restrictions do not limit our ability to reach those in urgent need.

Josette Sheeran