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World Food Programme nourishes 267,000 people in Nepal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kathmandu, May 6: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday that it distributed food to 267,000 of the 1.4 million Nepalese people in need of food after the disastrous earthquake that hit the country on April 25. Rice, a staple in the Nepalese diet, and nutritiolly fortified biscuits were among the foodstuffs passed out, WFP representative Zoie Jones told Efe news agency at the organization’s logistics base at the Kathmandu airport. Jones added that food distribution is coordited out of two bases: one in the northern Gorkha district and the other in Sindhupalchok, a district north of Kathmandu, from where supplies are transported by helicopters, work animals or any other possible means. (ians)

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