Relief workers in Liberia launch food shuttle

Relief workers in Liberia launched a food shuttle to several thousand starving civilians and pressed ahead with efforts to find other starving people cut off by faction rivalry and civil war. Tarek Elguindi, Liberia director of the UN World Food Programme, said eight trucks had left for the western jungle town of Tubmanburg, which until the weekend had been cut off since February.

Relief workers who visited the town on Monday spoke of "starving people everywhere", some dying before their eyes and children with swollen bellies, hands and feet. Monrovia - Reuter