World Food Programme needs additional funds for South Sudan

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WFP logistics officer Allan Busiinge helps distribute food in Jonglei State, South Sudan. Photo Copyright WFP/George Fominyen

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

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