World to welcome birth of new nation - South Sudan

Published on 06 July 2011

South Sudan will split with the rest of Sudan on Saturday to become the newest nation in the world (..). The recent fighting in Abyei has displaced an estimated 100,000 people, who rely on the World Food Programme for assistance. WFP also had been distributing food to an estimated 900,000 people in the south. Emilia Casella, a spokesperson for WFP, said the food agency welcomes South Sudan's independence.

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