WFP South Sudan Situation Report #37, 29 July 2014
Executive Directors of WFP and UNICEF visit South Sudan. Last week the Executive Directors of WFP and UNICEF jointly visited the country and went to Malakal, where they met the IDPs and the beneficiaries of some of WFP and UNICEF supported nutrition programmes. The visit highlighted the critical nutritional situation of the country, where almost 1 million children under five years old will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014.
Funding urgently needed. WFP urgently needs US$118 million in new contributions to meet the needs for the next three-months. US$318 million is needed through the end of the year including US$17 million for air surge capacity and US$13 million for operations supporting the humanitarian community’s response.
Emergency distribution continues on the ground. Despite the challenges in terms of access and security, WFP and its partners continue to provide assistance in the most remote locations of the three conflict affected states. Currently, there are five teams deployed in Ganyal (Unity State), Mogok, Gorwai, Lankien (Jonglei State) and Kodok (Upper Nile State).