7 March 2014
FAO/WFP Joint News Release
JUBA – The conflict in South Sudan risks reversing gains in food security that the country had made over the last year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
24 January 2014
JUBA – As hopes rise for an end to the fighting in South Sudan following the signing of an agreement to cease hostilities, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is poised to seize any window of opportunity to deliver food assistance to areas that have been difficult to reach.
13 January 2014
JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new emergency operation to expand assistance to people affected by the crisis in South Sudan and is working to overcome challenges preventing urgently needed relief from reaching those who need it.
24 December 2013
JUBA – The World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food to South Sudanese civilians who have fled recent violence. Food distributions began on Sunday for some 30,000 civilians sheltering in UNMISS peacekeeping compounds in Juba and Bentiu, and WFP plans in the coming days to assist more people who are displaced in other parts of the country.
23 July 2013
JUBA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an operation including the use of helicopters to bring urgently-needed food assistance to tens of thousands of people who have fled to hard-to-reach areas to escape violence in Pibor County, in the Republic of South Sudan’s Jonglei State.
1 March 2013
JUBA – At least 4.1 million people in South Sudan are likely to be food insecure this year, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP).
14 February 2013
ROME – One year after the crisis in Africa’s Sahel region what has been achieved? High Level Representatives of the humanitarian community and government donors will meet at the headquarters of the World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday 20 February, to discuss the results. They will debate a range of issues including the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance to the Sahel and the nutritional status of the region’s inhabitants.
16 November 2012
JUBA – In a significant move aimed at helping South Sudan strengthen its infrastructure and improve people’s livelihoods, the Government of the Netherlands will contribute more than US$21 million (€15 million) to the UN World Food Programme’s operation to rehabilitate hundreds of kilometres of roads.
16 October 2012
WFP and its partners are celebrating World Food Day (16 October) by reaffirming their commitment to helping communities overcome hunger. In South Sudan, WFP has increased the emphasis on community-based activities to build resilience to shocks and promote longer-term food security.
2 August 2012
“WFP is pulling out all the stops to keep providing desperately needed food to refugees in Upper Nile State. People in camps have told me how they arrived weak and hungry after weeks of trekking and foraging in the forest before crossing the border. Our food assistance has been a lifeline to more than 100,000 refugees in Maban County, but continuing that lifesaving support will require some extraordinary measures given the size of the refugee influx into an area with limited infrastructure.” (WFP South Sudan Country Director Chris Nikoi)
- Worsening food crisis in South Sudan’s swamplands Source: IRIN News
- UN expects ceasefire deal to allow food deliveries in South Sudan Source: Xinhua
- Over 10,000 South Sudanese flee into in Kenya: UN Source: Xinhua
- WFP official says more food aid desperately needed to feed thousands in South Sudan Source: The Telegraph (UK)
- Up to 10,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into Sudan: UNHCR Source: Xinhua/ Global Times
- 26 February 2014 South Sudan: WFP Reaching More People Every Day
- 17 February 2014 South Sudan: WFP Distributes Food to Returning Families
- 12 February 2014 Family Flees To Uganda To Escape Violence In South Sudan
- 12 February 2014 South Sudan: WFP Begins Food Distribution In Bentiu