News release
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.

Food for Assets
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)

1 May 2012

JUBA -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says that recent fighting at South Sudan's northern border is threatening to push more people of the region into hunger.

8 February 2012

FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict and displacement worsen hunger

31 January 2012

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has scaled up food assistance to reach 80,000 people affected by the recent escalation of inter-communal violence in Jonglei State, in the eastern part of South Sudan.

15 December 2011

WFP Country Director Chris Nikoi: "A gathering storm of hunger is approaching South Sudan, caused by crop failure and market disruption. Food prices have already doubled or tripled in some areas, leaving hundreds of thousands of children vulnerable to malnutrition at a key developmental stage of their young lives.”