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Rail traffic resumes

WFP is planning to transport some 450 mt of food aid by train from Pointe-Noire to Brazzaville in the coming days, a WFP spokesperson told IRIN on Wednesday. Rail traffic between the two cities resumed last week, the spokesperson said. The rail line had been closed since late September due to insecurity in the Pool region, leading WFP to start airlifting food aid from Pointe-Noire to Brazzaville. The supplies to be shipped by train will be distributed to beneficiaries in both Kinshasa and Brazzaville, the spokesperson said. In Congo-Brazzaville, WFP distributed food rations to 4,424 Rwandan refugees and 3,477 children over the past week, according to WFP’s latest weekly emergency report.

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