WFP appeals for $20 million to deliver critical lifesaving food aid to South Sudan

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Women return to shelters after receiving food assistance provided by WFP at Yusuf Batil refugee Camp. Photo: WFP/George Fominyen

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an urgent appeal for $20 million for its emergency operation in South Sudan.

WFP spokesperson Elizabeth Byrs says this money will provide critical life-saving food assistance, as well as transport to difficult remote areas, to over 60,000 people displaced by violence in Jonglei state, South Sudan.

She tells UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva that these people are in desperate need of help.

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