Food aid continues in Bangladesh, months after deadly cyclone – UN agency
The soaring cost of many basic foods, a worldwide phenomenon this year, has also left many families unable to afford to buy what they need, the agency added.
Over the past month WFP has conducted its seventh round of general food distribution since Cyclone Sidr, which struck coastal Bangladesh in mid-November last year, killing more than 3,000 people and leaving millions of others dependent on outside assistance.
About 1.5 million Bangladeshis benefited from the latest food distribution round, which consisted of rations featuring rice, pulses, edible oil, blended food, salt and high-energy biscuits.
WFP country director Edward Kallon said the round had been completed despite logistical problems caused by the current rainy season.
In total, the agency has delivered at least 63,000 tons of emergency food assistance since the cyclone.