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5 November 2012

Conflict in Sudan has sent a wave of refugees pouring across the border into South Sudan. A mother of seven children, Umjima Yacob is one of them. Here's a look at a day in her life.

Emergencies, Focus on Women, Nutrition
1 November 2012

A combined effort by health, water, sanitation and nutrition partners, including the World Food Programme (WFP), to reduce alarming malnutrition rates amongst Sudanese refugees who have settled in Maban County of South Sudan, is beginning to yield fruit.  Parents say they have seen dramatic improvements in their children’s health. 

School Meals
24 October 2012

Chep Makur Chuot was nine years old when his family fled their home in South Sudan. He spent the next 12 years in a refugee camp in Kenya, where WFP’s school meals programme helped him get an education. Now living in Australia, Chep recently finished his degree in mechatronic engineering and says he plans to return home to help build his country.

Focus on Women, Gender, School Meals
12 October 2012

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school.

Airdrops, Refugees and IDPs, Logistics
12 October 2012

During the rainy season when roads are impassable, airdrops are the only real way of delivering much-needed cereals for refugees in remote Yida.

Logistics
27 September 2012

Knowing whether it will rain or shine can make a huge difference for aid workers who frequently have to make decisions based on the weather. After a successful pilot project in South Sudan, WFP is bringing in a professional meteorologist for the first time who will work with the agency’s emergency preparedness team.

Airdrops, Emergencies, Nutrition
24 September 2012

Refugees at the Yida camp in South Sudan’s Unity State say food rations and specialized nutritional assistance provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) are saving the lives of their children.

Capacity Development, Logistics
3 September 2012

Rural communities in South Sudan say a road-building project sponsored by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is transforming their lives by making travel faster and cheaper, and by increasing their access to markets and social services.

Food for Assets
21 August 2012

During decades of conflict in South Sudan, food assistance provided a vital lifeline to people affected by the fighting. Now, the government of the newly independent country has set its sight on attaining food self-sufficiency.


20 August 2012

During her recent visit to South Sudan, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin travelled to Aweil, an area in the north west with some of the poorest food-security indicators in the country. While there, she met with small farmers who are transforming their communities with help from WFP food-for-assets programmes. She sent us this blog post to tell us about them.