Food aid for some 250,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad is on its way in convoys traveling some 2,800 kilometers through the Sahara desert from Libya, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced Jan. 13. The agency said that 58 trucks left Al Khufra in Libya in late December and will reach north-eastern Chad later this month, in a push to reach the refugees before the onset of seasonal rains. A second convoy of nearly 100 trucks departed Al Khufra this past weekend. (UN News Service)

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