South Sudan May Face Cereal Deficit of 340,000 Tons, UN's FAO Agency Says

Published on 12 January 2011

Southern Sudan may have a cereal deficit of as much as 340,000 metric tons this year as about 120,000 people have returned to the region, which is holding an independence referendum this week. (..) “There are 120,000 people confirmed to be returning to the South who have lived in the North for many years,” WFP spokesman Peter Smerdon said today in a telephone interview from Juba, the capital of Southern Sudan. “We have put contingency plans in place for up to 500,000 people.”

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