Banditry is hindering the delivery of vital food aid on the ground in Sudan?s war-ravaged Darfur region, but limited funding could ground the air transport service run by the UN World Food Program (WFP), the agency warned Match 10. At present, WFP is transporting only half as much food to Darfur as it normally would at this time of the year because truckers are not willing to risk making deliveries on the dangerous roads. This year alone, five of the agency?s passenger vehicles and 45 trucks contracted by WFP have been hijacked, and 37 trucks remain missing with 23 drivers unaccounted for. (UN News Service)

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