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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Somalia - police catch expired aid food by WFP destined for drought areas

AllAfrica.com
World Food Program (WFP) has said it is investigating how expired food aid found itself in Somalia.
Senior official at World Food Program office in Mogadishu has told Somali National News Agency (SONNA) that they are investigating the matter.


Somali Police have on Tuesday seized a shipment of food aid at Aden Abdulle Airport in Mogadishu. The food aid which was meant for drought affected people mainly in the northern part of the country was found to be expired.
Photo: Courtesy of HOL

Further investigations by Somali airport police wing concluded that most parts of the shipment which was delivered by WFP was contaminated and no longer fit for human consumption.

Somali airport police said they are now holding some of World Food Program staff for questioning regarding the expired food stuff destined for drought victims during the holy month of Ramadan. The WFP is yet to comment on the case that has already damaged it is reputation in Somalia.