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VIDEO: Africa aid flights axed to save cash

Mar 19 - A humanitarian air service run by the World Food Programme, serving Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone is to stop because of a lack of money.

The WFP service to four of Africa's poorest countries costs the UN half a million US dollars a month. It uses chartered helicopters and aircraft to ferry aid workers and supplies to remote parts areas in the region.

The decision has been called a death blow for thousands who depend on the service.

Sonia Legg reports.

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