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WORLD IN BRIEF : LIBERIA : U.N. Sends Aid for Hungry Orphans

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A plane chartered by the United Nations left Switzerland with 20 metric tons of food and medicine for Liberia, where aid workers said hungry orphans were wandering through the ruins left by civil war. A team for the U.N. Disaster Relief Organization said that the city of Monrovia, with a population of 350,000, had neither food nor health care. “Of particular concern are the registered 90,000 children, of which 10,000 are orphans, many wandering aimlessly through the city, reduced to skeletons because of malnutrition,” the U.N. team said in an statement issued in Geneva.


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