Subject: World Food Program making changes in East Timor

World Food Program making changes in East Timor

Source: <http://www.abc.net.au> Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Date: 07 Jul 2009

The World Food Program in East Timor has secured funding to prepare a strategy aimed at improving food distribution across the country.

The organisation says it has allocated $US200,000 to improve logistical needs on importing and distributing food.

Joannes Flurent, director of the World Food Program in East Timor, says his organisation is working with the government to ensure food is effectively delivered to the poor.

"It is important for East Timor to make sure that food arrives in a staggered manner, so that the warehouse capacity can keep pace with the food when it arrives," he said.

"It is also important to make sure that food arrives in the areas where it is needed, at the times when it is needed. And the WFP is prepared to help the government in these efforts." © ABC


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