WFP feeds additional 50,000 people in Mogadishu

Food aid is being provided to an additional 50,000 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

Women at a WFP food distribution centre

The distribution started this week in response to severe food shortages caused by drought and ongoing conflict in the Horn of African country.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

The World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners are focusing on women and children who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of drought and conflict.

The food, delivered to residents in 20 camps in the outskirts of Mogadishu consists of high energy biscuits.

In addition to 20 centres that are feeding 85,000 people each day in Mogadishu, the agency and its partners will also open new centres providing cooked meals in or near camps for the displaced people.

The total number of people being fed by WFP in Mogadishu now stands at 240,000.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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