Japan donates $5.1m to fund WFP emergency operations in South Sudan

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UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

A donation of $5.1 million dollars from Japan will help save lives in South Sudan by averting a looming hunger catastrophe.

That's according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) which will receive the grant intended to help the agency scale up its operations.

The food insecurity in the country is severe and the rate of malnutrition among children has increased significantly, the agency says.

The conflict in South Sudan has displaced over 1.5 million people from their homes.

WFP communications officer, George Forminyen tells Sebbit Abdu that the money will go to the most vulnerable populations in the country.

Duration: 4’35″

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