Isha Wright (in blue) and two of her mobile response team members waiting for a helicopter pick up at Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile State. Photo: WFP/Togoba Tartis
The World Food Programme (WFP) and partners have been working all-out for months to try to prevent a hunger catastrophe in South Sudan, overcoming enormous obstacles to bring food and other assistance to people in desperate need. Part of WFP’s response includes deploying emergency mobile teams to reach vulnerable people who have been isolated by conflict in some of the most food-insecure areasof the country. The teams set up distribution sites from scratch, managing air-drop zones and sleeping in tents – and facing challenges that range in size from tiny scorpions to big guns. Here are a few stories from WFP staff members who have been part of these mobile emergency response teams.
- 1 October 2014 WFP Scales Up Its Emergency Response In South Sudan
- 25 September 2014 WFP Nutrition Response In Conflict-Affected Parts Of South Sudan
- 1 September 2014 South Sudan's Swamped Roads Delay Vital Food Delivery
- 21 August 2014 WFP Delivering Assistance Against the Odds in South Sudan
- 29 July 2014 South Sudan: ‘Food Alone Is Not Enough’
- 19 June 2014 South Sudanese Refugees Worry About Future