UN: South Sudan returnees a threat to food security

Published on 12 January 2011

The return of hundreds of thousands of south Sudanese in anticipation of independence for their homeland could reverse recent progress on food security in the region, UN agencies warned Wednesday. Rising food prices and a potential escalation of conflict in border areas could also threaten food supplies, the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a report.

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