World Food Programme needs additional funds for South SudanListen /
The World Food Programme of the United Nations still needs US$84 million to assist nearly three million people in South Sudan.
The Programme is already assisting 1.7 million people but would like to increase those numbers without disrupting on-going programmes.
The $84 million appeal includes US$20 million for Jonglei as well as repayment of nearly US$29 million in loans that enabled the country office to pre-position food in remote locations before the rainy season made them inaccessible.
Alongside its emergency food assistance, WFP is simultaneously supporting longer-term initiatives to strengthen the ability of communities to cope with floods, droughts and other natural and man-made disasters.
Gerry Adams, United Nations