In 2014, WFP is providing lifesaving assistance through an Emergency Operation (EMOP) to respond to the immediate food and nutrition needs of people affected by conflict in South Sudan. The agency is also providing regular food assistance to a pre-existing caseload of refugees as well as Abyei displaced populations through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO). WFP is carrying on with resilience activities – food for assets, cash for assets, Purchase for Progress (P4P), and food for education (school meals and girls’ take home rations) – through the PRRO in relatively stable areas of the country.
WFP runs an Air Bridge Special Operation that is specifically designed to ensure uninterrupted WFP deliveries by airdrops and airlifts to the most conflict affected states (Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile) and the re-supply of camps for Sudanese refugees in Maban County of Upper Nile State.
WFP operates the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) on behalf of the humanitarian community, providing safe and reliable air transport to thousands of humanitarian personnel. UNHAS schedule and fleet are constantly being updated to meet the changing needs.
WFP is working with the Government of South Sudan to construct feeder roads to link remote, agriculturally productive areas to main roads and markets.The Feeder Roads operation also links communities to basic services.