Feeding East Africa’s hungry from a single port

The World Food Programme supplies hundreds of thousands of metric tons of food per year to hungry people across the continent. The life-giving supplies are gathered from vendors and donors all over the world. But how is this massive quantity of food transported and distributed to the end user?

From conflict and disaster zones like Somalia, South Sudan, and northern Mozambique, to places battling chronic hunger like Ethiopia and Uganda nearly all of that food passes through a single place: the WFP’s logistics and sorting facility at the port of Mombasa.

As the region’s largest sea port, Kenya’s second city functions as a crucial node for shipping and logistics across East and Central Africa. CGTN Africa visited the ships, trucks and warehouses that make this fine-tuned distribution system tick.