GUINEA-BISSAU: WFP delivers food rations
ABIDJAN, 5 February 1999 (IRIN) - WFP delivered a four-day food ration to 6,450 children living in churches and other institutions in Bissau, and to 700 people in the city’s main hospital, the UN agency said in a statement today.
The agency said some 30,000 IDPs had sought refuge in Cumura, 10 km northwest of Bissau, and close to 10,000 in Safim, 10 km north of the capital, as well as 12,000 in Cumere, 10 km east of the capital.
WFP said that a fuel shortage had severely curtailed private transport and that many IDPs seeking safety may have to walk at least 120 km from Safim to reach the eastern towns of Bafata and Gabu.
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