Mr. Graham Page, chief logistics officer of the United Nations Food and Agricultural organisation (FAO),?
Mr. Graham Page, chief logistics officer of the United Nations Food and Agricultural organisation (FAO), gave a progress report on the FAO's relief operation to the drought-stricken areas of West Africa, at Lagos airport in Nigeria on Friday (July 6).
Ikeja airport near Lagos has been the base for the airlift to famine-threatened areas of the neighbouring Niger Republic. Mr. Page said that Nigeria is providing a vital link in bringing supplies from Europe and the United States to areas of desperate shortage in West Africa.
He said that the relief operation to Niger was going well, and they would soon start airlifting supplies to Chad. He said that seed for the next year's food had been flown to all the affected countries in West Africa.