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WFP seeks to replenish stocks

Food aid distributions are coming to a halt in Kinshasa as emergency food stocks are being depleted, the weekly WFP report said. Only 16 mts of food were distributed in Kinshasa over the past week. WFP’s emergency operation in the city targets about 120,000 vulnerable people. To replenish stocks,WFP plans to bring in food by barge from neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville, the report said. Clearance for WFP flights from Pointe-Noire in Congo-Brazzaville was not provided by authorities in Kinshasa, a WFP spokesperson told IRIN yesterday.

Meanwhile, humanitarian sources said that commercial flights operated by the private company TMK between Goma, Bukavu, Butembo and Kampala had resumed last week.


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