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WFP distributes food in northern Mali

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The UN World Food Program (WFP) has started to distribute food among the war-weary Malians experiencing a dire humanitarian crisis amid the French-led war on the country. On Friday, the UN humanitarian organization said it managed to dispatch food supplies using plane and boat to Mali’s northern towns of Gao and Timbuktu. According to WFP, the number of beneficiaries is expected to reach an estimated 145,000 in both cities. However, it is still not possible to figure out the humanitarian situation in some northern areas of the West African country, WFP said.