Hostilities force UN food agency to stop operations in Mali

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Malian refugee women wait with their children to receive relief items

In Mali, the ongoing military hostilities have forced the World Food Programme (WFP) to temporarily halt operations in a number of areas mainly in the north of the country.

Several of the UN food agency's offices and depots have been closed after they were looted and food stocks stolen from warehouses.

WFP spokesperson in Geneva, Elizabeth Byrs tells Patrick Maigua that populations in the north have fled the fighting.

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