Thousands of stranded South Sudanese receiving assistance

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Fighting in South Sudan's Greater Upper Nile region has remained intense and civilians have fled their homes in areas around Wau Chollo (Shilluk) district to the UNMISS protection site in Malakal. Photo: UNMISS

Tens of thousands of people in South Sudan who had been stranded for months due to insecurity have finally been reached by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Access problems and concerns for staff safety prevented humanitarian agencies from reaching people living in Wau Shilluk and other areas of rural Upper Nile State.

More than two million people have been uprooted from their homes since fighting broke out in December 2013.

Cristina Silveiro spoke on the line with WFP's spokesperson George Fominyen, who began by explaining which teams have managed to reach previously cut-off locations.

Duration: 3'49″

 

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