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WFP Humanitarian Convoy Attacked in Parwan, Province

It's the first time a WFP-marked convoy was directly attacked in Afghanistan.

World Food Programme trucks
WFP trucks file photo:

(KABUL, Afghanistan) - A convoy of 15 World Food Programme (WFP) trucks carrying humanitarian food supplies intended for schoolchildren was attacked by unknown assailants in Sheikh Ali district of Parwan province on the afternoon of Monday, 4 June.

All of the contracted drivers are safe and accounted for, but three of the trucks and their contents were burned.

This is the first time a WFP-marked convoy has been directly attacked in Afghanistan.

WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963 with the aim of helping Afghans build a hunger-free future for themselves and their country.

WFP hopes for expanded and secure humanitarian access in the country in order to bring food to those in need. Last year, WFP brought humanitarian food assistance to nearly 7 million Afghans in all 34 provinces of the country.

About WFP

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.

Source: World Food Programme in Kabul

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