Food security will continue to remain a key concern for thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) on the southern island of Mindanao, despite moves towards possible peace talks, says the World Food Programme (WFP). "Our main concern is that those who remain IDPs receive the required assistance they need, while those who are able to return to their homes get the same," Stephen Anderson, country representative for the UN food agency, told IRIN in Manila. His comments come a week after the government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed to resume peace talks, brokered by Malaysia. The announcement prompted renewed hope that many IDPs might soon be able to return home, say observers. (UN News Service)

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