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WFP increases security for personnel

In a bid to protect its employees against deliberate attacks, the Rome-based World Food Programme announced yesterday it had launched a new drive to increase the security of its field personnel. The head of WFP’s task force on security, Arnold Vercken, told UN Radio that the main object would be to heighten security awareness among field employees. He said the task force was ensuring that basic security guidelines, already developed by the Security Coordinator, were enforced at all staff levels of the WFP.

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