We’ve also got two ships carrying WFP food that arrived yesterday (Monday) off the Port of Merka, which is about a hundred kilometers southwest of Mogadishu…. These ships were escorted by the French Navy. It’s the third trip of ships carrying WFP food to Somalia to be escorted by the French navy and that’s because of the danger of piracy. Since the French escort started there have been no attacks on ships carrying WFP food,” he says.In case you were wondering, I've been suggesting escorted food shipments for some time...and see here.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
From More Food Ships Arrive in Somalia, as WFP Movies (sic) to Feed Thousands in Mogadishu and Afgooye. this nugget of wisdom: