"Complex and spectacular" air-drops continue in South Sudan

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Food from the skies. WFP

The delivery of relief supplies by helicopter is becoming increasingly common in South Sudan as the United Nations strives to reach needy people in the remotest parts of the country.

Thirty thousand people in Akobo, in Jonglei state, who were displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan were amongst the first to receive food dropped from helicopters.

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), have planned 14 similar missions in the coming month, seeking to support as many as 250,000 people in remote, conflict-affected communities in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states.

George Fominyen from WFP, told David Lukan that there is a real art to the logistics of dropping food from the sky.

Duration:  4’58″

 

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