19 August 2014
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.
19 August 2014
WFP and partners have been working flat-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 who have been isolated by conflict. Part of WFP’s response includes rapid response teams that are deployed to hard-to-reach communities affected by the conflict. Lucy Wasuk, a South Sudanese programme officer tells us about her experience as a member of one of these teams, her recent mission to Adok in Unity State, where WFP assisted over 54,000 people. She also talks about being a humanitarian worker.
7 August 2014
WFP and partners have been working flat-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 who have been isolated by conflict. Facts, Videos, Photos and Maps to give you an overview of the situation.
23 July 2014
Barges carrying urgently needed food to help people cut off by floods and fighting in remote areas of South Sudan are being moved into a convoy on the River Nile at Juba.
18 July 2014
While the crisis is pushing the country towards a hunger catastrophe, WFP and partners race to expand food assistance to reach communities living in very remote and hard to reach areas. Words and photos from Jackie Dent
30 May 2014
Active fighting may not have reached Maban County in South Sudan's Upper Nile State but the conflict that has engulfed the world's youngest nation is already having an impact.
12 May 2014
Fighting in South Sudan has disrupted livelihoods and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In the Lakes State community of Mingkaman, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 95,000 people, many of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are longing for a return to peace, to enable them to grow their own crops.
10 April 2014
Over a million South Sudanese have been displaced by the on-going conflict since December. WFP continues to provide food by any means possible to those in need. Here are nine key facts about the hunger crisis in South Sudan.
7 April 2014
With conflict continuing in South Sudan, WFP's Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres are calling on the international community to step up their humanitarian response. The two UN agency heads spoke with refugees, government officials and humanitarian workers during a visit last week to Ethiopia, which is registering one of the highest numbers of South Sudanese refugees.
3 April 2014
Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia, where she traveled alongside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to see first-hand the devastating impact of the South Sudan crisis. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about meeting people in the town of Nyal who have fled a deadly combination of violence and hunger.
- 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