FOOD & MEDICAL SUPPLY SHORTAGE

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STORY: FOOD & MEDICAL SUPPLY SHORTAGE DATELINE: MARCH 23, 2011 LENGTH: 0:02:10 LOCATION: GENEVA INTRO: Because of the ongoing fighting inside Libya, access to food and medical supplies is limited for those left in the country, and that is pushing up the price of both. The United Nations World Food Program is trying to help, but as the situation continues and escalates, supplying help is becoming increasingly difficult. PKG: The United Nations World Food Program is very concerned about access to food and medical supplies inside Libya. After talking with refugees in a camp on the Tunisian-Libyan border, the UN learned that the price of food has risen so much, so fast, that many people can't afford to buy anything. SOUNDBITE: EMILIA CASELLA, WFP "The price of wheat and bread has more than doubled. The price of rice has gone up by 88 per cent, oil about 58 per cent and the vast majority of shops in areas such as Zawiya, Misrata and Sirte have been closed. There is a great conce Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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