Saturday, January 10, 2009

First WFP food convoy of 2009 reaches the Vanni region

(DM)COLOMBO – The first food convoy of 2009 - dispatched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in cooperation with the Government of Sri Lanka - delivered mixed food commodities to the Vanni region, a WFP statement said.

The convoy - comprised of 57 trucks and seven light vehicles - delivered 811 metric tons of food (enough to feed some 230,000 people for a week) to Puthukkudiyiruppu. This was the 10th convoy to the region since UN humanitarian convoys began delivering food in October 2008. Full Text