18 July 2014
While the crisis is pushing the country towards a hunger catastrophe, WFP and partners race to expand food assistance to reach communities living in very remote and hard to reach areas. Words and photos from Jackie Dent
30 May 2014
Active fighting may not have reached Maban County in South Sudan's Upper Nile State but the conflict that has engulfed the world's youngest nation is already having an impact.
12 May 2014
Fighting in South Sudan has disrupted livelihoods and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In the Lakes State community of Mingkaman, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 95,000 people, many of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are longing for a return to peace, to enable them to grow their own crops.
10 April 2014
Over a million South Sudanese have been displaced by the on-going conflict since December. WFP continues to provide food by any means possible to those in need. Here are nine key facts about the hunger crisis in South Sudan.
7 April 2014
With conflict continuing in South Sudan, WFP's Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres are calling on the international community to step up their humanitarian response. The two UN agency heads spoke with refugees, government officials and humanitarian workers during a visit last week to Ethiopia, which is registering one of the highest numbers of South Sudanese refugees.
3 April 2014
Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia, where she traveled alongside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to see first-hand the devastating impact of the South Sudan crisis. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about meeting people in the town of Nyal who have fled a deadly combination of violence and hunger.
1 April 2014
The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is uprooting families and paralysing the food markets they depend on. Among the thousands forced to flee their homes is Elizabeth Nyanchuit, who trekked for 10 hours with her children and neighbours to find safety. She is now living in a hut made of reeds in Ganyiel, a rural community in the country's northern Unity State.
22 March 2014
Tens of thousands of refugees from South Sudan are pouring into Ethiopia, fleeing the fighting in their homeland. By the end of the year, officials say Ethiopia could be hosting some 150,000 South Sudanese refugees. WFP is distributing food rations to refugees in camps and border crossings, along with special, nutrient-packed foods for the most vulnerable. But the sheer numbers of new arrivals are straining the resources of the humanitarian community.
19 February 2014
The crisis in South Sudan has forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety. The UN World Food Programme has so far provided food assistance for around 250,000 displaced people, and is working to extend more assistance to people we can reach outside UN peacekeeping bases, including those who are returning to devastated towns like Bentiu in Unity State.
11 February 2014
The dream of independence in the new country of South Sudan was shattered with the outbreak of fierce fighting in mid-December 2013. Tens of thousands of people fled to safety in neighbouring countries, particularly Uganda. WFP is providing food for the newly arriving refugees – people like Nyanwuor, a pregnant woman with three young children who tells her story below.
- WFP, UNHCR expect millions to be hungry if crisis continues Source: Eye Radio
- South Sudan Urgently Needs Help to Stave Off Famine, U.N. Warns Source: The New York Times
- Greater Tragedy Looms Over South Sudan, Aid Officials Warn Source: VOA News
- Here’s What UNICEF and WFP’s New Relief Operation in South Sudan Looks Like Source: UN Dispatch
- South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN Source: Z News/ AFP
- 10 November 2014 First Convoy Of Food Aid Safely Arrives In South Sudan Via Sudan
- 15 October 2014 Hungry Planet episode 38
- 1 October 2014 WFP Scales Up Its Emergency Response In South Sudan