Libyan food supplies could run out in weeks - WFP

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05 May 2011 18:19

  • U.N. food aid body says Libya only has food for 6-8 weeks

  • WFP warns of potential for full-scale humanitarian crisis

  • Cost of getting aid to Libya has "risen exponentially"

By Charlie Dunmore

BRUSSELS, May 5 (Reuters) - Libya's food supplies could run out within six to eight weeks unless plans are put in place to avoid a full-scale humanitarian crisis, the head of the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday.

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