Humanitarian situation in South Sudan town "grim": UN official

Published on 04 January 2012

A UN official based in South Sudan on Tuesday told reporters here that there are many people in need of humanitarian aid after an incursion of Lou Nuer fighters into Pibor, a town in South Sudan's Jonglei state. (..) "The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) flew in the first food and distributed it to the most highly vulnerable," said Lise Grande who is UN deputy special representative of the secretary-general and resident and humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan. "In this case it was unaccompanied children and orphan children. Already today food has gotten to them, and in the course of the next week WFP is going to be providing additional support."

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