Airlifts begin to help conflict-hit farmers in South Sudan

The rainy season in South Sudan is fully underway and FAO is distributing vital livelihood kits to conflict-affected farmers. Photo: FAO/J. Belgrave

Almost 100 tonnes of seeds and tools are being airlifted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to conflict-hit farmers in South Sudan.

The airlift to the Greater Upper Nile region is taking place ahead of the main planting season.

But, so far only one flight has been able to land at its final destination because of ongoing insecurity in the region.

Sandra Ferrari has been speaking to Serge Tissot, FAO’s representative in the country.

Duration: 3’48″

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