WFP Drops Food to War Refugees in South Sudan

Published on 17 August 2012

Officials from a United Nations food agency air-dropped 32 metric tons of food to refugees on the South Sudan-Sudan border, an expensive, last-ditch way to get food to tens of thousands of people who have been forced out of Sudan by fighting and hunger, an official said Thursday. (..) "This is the first in a series of airdrops that aims to replenish rapidly diminishing food stocks for more than 100,000 people who have fled the fighting north of the border," said WFP Director Ertharin Cousin, who is touring the region.

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