The World Food Program (WFP) has been forced to air drop food for the first time in Uganda after the nation suffered its worst flooding in 35 years. In a statement Oct. 16, the WFP said the operation was a desperate last resort to help tens of thousands of people after flooding washed away vital roads. The agency said it urgently needs around USD 20 million for food and trucks to transport September rations to around 250,000 people. In other news, Uganda has agreed to scrap an unpopular plan to give a swath of the protected Mabira rainforest to a sugar planter. (Reuters)

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