UN North 'blockade' hikes prices in south Sudan

Published on 19 May 2011

Prices of basic goods in south Sudan have surged after a cargo "blockade" by former civil war enemies in the north, officials said on Thursday. (..) "WFP was also affected as we had trucks and barges temporarily stranded, but were then given the go ahead by Khartoum to resume our transport to the south," said Leo Van Der Velden, WFP coordinator in the south.

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