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UN Appeals for $11 million for Arakan Displaced

7 November 2012

The United Nations food agency has issued an urgent appeal for US $11 million to feed more than 110,000 people displaced by violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan State. The UN World Food Program’s Asia spokesman, Marcus Prior, says some people who fled from their burning homes are now living in impromptu shelters under trees and in rice paddies. Prior said on Tuesday that the money would help feed those displaced by the unrest for the next six months. The agency made its first emergency food deliveries to some of the latest wave of 35,000 displaced people last week.—AP