UN food agency airlifts supplies to Sudanese in Central African Republic
"These people are in one of the least accessible regions in the world, but they need help now."
- Jean-Charles Dei, WFP official
Sam Ouandja, Central African Republic - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the launch of an operation to airlift emergency food supplies to over 2,600 Sudanese refugees who recently crossed into the the Central African Republic (CAR).
WFP has already dispatched 35 tons of food to north-eastern CAR by road. The 12-truck convoy is also carrying seeds and agricultural equipment, water purification tablets and other emergency supplies from partner UN agencies.