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WFP increases flights into Bissau, offices relocate

WFP said it had increased its twice-weekly chartered flights into Bissau to three due to high demand. It said that since the beginning of the emergency food operation in June 1998, when fighting erupted between the government and Junta forces, WFP had delivered 11,337 MT of food and 7,990 MT had been distributed to the needy.

The agency said it and the rest of the UN team for Guinea Bissau had started relocating their offices from Dakar, the Senegalese capital, to Bissau. “This follows the downgrading of the UN security phase,” the WFP said in its ‘Emergency Report’. Under these arrangements a maximum of 12 international staff will be based in Bissau at any one time, WFP said.

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