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DR Congo, Sampwe, Katanga, April 2006 - Airdrop

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DR Congo, Sampwe, Katanga, April 2006

" Airdrop of WFP bags (14 tonnes of cereals and pulses) from an Antonov in Sampwe, Katanga, DRC, for more than 16,760 Internally Displaced people.

In April 2006, WFP completed its airdrops in Katanga province, in south east DRC - some 336 MT of food was dropped to feed more than 38,700 IDPs – heavy rains had made road transport increasingly difficult while malnutrition rates were increasing.

These airdrops were the first in DRC and the first outside Sudan since 1998"

Photo:WFP/Ulrike Koltermann

Date: 
04/12/2006
legacy ID: 
3345