WFP unable to deliver food to Libya

A ship carrying more than 1,000 metric tonnes of wheat flour to the Libyan port of Benghazi has returned to Malta without unloading its cargo due to security concerns.

WFP ship carrying supplies

WFP ship carrying supplies

The ship, chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), had been sent to the port at the request of the Red Crescent in eastern Libya.

WFP says that aerial bombardments reported outside the port city of Benghazi have made owners of cargo vessels reluctant to send their ships into areas where crew members could be endangered or their assets damaged.

Martin Nesirky is the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.

“The World Food Programme (WFP) says that a ship carrying 1,000 metric tones of wheat at the request of the Red Crescent in Libya has returned to port in Malta due to security concerns. It was headed to the Libyan port of Benghazi at the time.”

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