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UN starts food airlift to restive Central Africa

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The UN food agency on Wednesday launched one of its largest-ever emergency food airlifts, flying in aliments to the Central African Republic.  

Displaced people raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, on January 8, 2014

The World Food Programme's first cargo aircraft, loaded with 80 tonnes of rice, landed in the capital Bangui in the early afternoon, WFP spokesman Alexis Masciarelli told AFP.

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