25 November 2012

Sudan: WFP to Distribute Food to Tawila Camps

Tawila — The World Food Programme (WFP) and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) confirmed, in a meeting with sheikhs, youth representatives and women, to continue their efforts for delivering food to the displaced in Dali, Rwanda and Argo camps in Tawila locality, North Darfur, within the next two days, Radio Dabanga learned on Friday November 23.

In a meeting held on Wednesday, the WFP and OCHA confirmed to the camps' sheikhs that they would continue their efforts for delivering food to the locality's camps within the next two days, sources told Radio Dabanga.

An activist said that the camp representatives discussed the deteriorating humanitarian conditions and security situation in the camps with both the WFP and OCHA.

He added that the two organizations pledged to discuss the food delivery to the displaced with the authorities, starting with the governor of North Darfur to obtain the required movement permits within the next two days.


On the other hand, the activist described the humanitarian situation in the camps as 'tragic', emphasizing that the situation deteriorated after food ration distribution stopped five months ago.

He explained that the rising prices of commodities and food items in combination with the lack of a steady income or employment opportunities have made the goods too expensive for the displaced, the activist added to Radio Dabanga.

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