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UN says running out of food for Central Africa

Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:52 AM

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - The United Nations (UN) said on Monday it is running out of food for the growing number of homeless in Central African Republic because of spreading unrest in the country.

The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said 38 trucks carrying rice are stuck at the Cameroon border and drivers were refusing to cross the frontier due to the threat of attacks.

"WFP cereal stocks are close to being exhausted and pulses too will soon run out," said a WFP statement.

"Suspending food distributions could lead to further tension, particularly among the 100,000 displaced people in the overcrowded Bangui airport camp," it added.

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