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.
16 August 2012
Emergency air drops have begun over South Sudan to reach refugees in Upper Nile State with urgently needed food. In South Sudan for a three-day visit, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said that air drops over the coming weeks would help to feed more than 100,000 refugees who have fled the fighting north of the border.
31 July 2012
Asha is one of a wave of refugees who have recently arrived in South Sudan. She spent nine days in the bush, foraging for food to give her children, before she arrived in Maban county. She says there were others in the forest and many of them - including two of her sons - didn't make it.
31 July 2012
Jacob fled his home in South Sudan as a child and ended up in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. In the camp he remembers receiving WFP food assistance and realised its importance. He is now living in Canada, where he has established a charity through which he hopes to build schools in his native land.
5 July 2012
One year after its birth, the new nation of South Sudan is facing challenges on every side. But none is more pressing than its hunger crisis, which currently affects some 4.7 million people – around half of the population.
7 May 2012
Mother of seven Jilil Tika is one of hundreds of refugees that arrive in Yida refugee camp daily, fleeing Sudan's Nuba Mountains. Food is what her family needed most, and WFP provided it. WFP is assisting all refugees arriving in the camp.
28 March 2012
Conflict in Sudan's Nuba Mountains continues to drive refugees across the border into South Sudan. Though anxious about the future and often separated from family members, they can at least get some assistance to keep them going.
12 March 2012
Chep Makur Chuo spent 12 years in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to Australia in 2005 to study engineering. He recently contacted WFP via Facebook to say thank you for the food assistance he received during his time at Kakuma camp. He says it allowed him to build a future for himself and his family.
24 February 2012
The humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated severely in recent months. The already fragile situation that existed at the time of independence from Sudan in July 2011 has been exacerbated by a range of factors including conflict and internal population displacement, the ongoing influx of refugees from Sudan, soaring food prices and poor harvests.
22 February 2012
Hunger is on the rise across South Sudan as poor harvests, soaring prices and conflict push millions to the edge of survival. In response, WFP plans on feeding more than 2.7 million people there this year. WFP Country Director Chris Nikoi says that approaching rains, poor infrastructure and high levels of malnutrition make the emergency operation a race against time.
- 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
- 17 April 2014 Hunger Crisis In South Sudan: View From The Ground