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Sudan's Leader Shuts Down Aid Groups

March 5, 2009

"Those that remain will find their work seriously hampered. The World Food Programme relies on four of the affected aid groups— Action Against Hunger, CARE, Save the Children U.S. and Solidarites— to distribute its food. 'WFP and other humanitarian agencies simply don't have the capacity to take over their life-saving work. The total number of people who receive WFP food through the four NGOs is 1.1 million,' the World Food Programme said in a statement."

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