$44m hunger programme launched in South Sudan

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A young girl eats raosted corn on the cob that grows thanks to the newly constructed irrigation system that pulls water from a nearby river. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

People affected by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan are to benefit from improved health services and the provision of basic food needs following the approval of funding from the World Bank.

Forty-four million dollars will be spent on expanding access to health services and boosting access to food for poor and vulnerable populations.

The money will be spent on assisting people displaced by conflict in Jonglei, Upper Nile state and other areas affected by fighting.

Sworo Charles Elisha, has been speaking with Nicola Pontara, the head of the World Bank office in Juba, about the health and nutrition support.

Duration: 2'36"

 

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