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One of the challenges to alleviating hunger is transportation. There may be plenty of food in one area, but no way to get it to another place where it is desperately needed. That's where relief organizations such as the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) come in.

Moving food by sea, air, river, road, and rail, the WFP transports more food aid than any other organization. An average of 40 ships carrying WFP food are on the seas at any one time. And after the food gets to port, WFP is ready to clear mines, build roads or bridges, renovate airstrips, and take other measures to ensure its arrival.

Hunger at home and abroad
May 21, 2001

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