Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
3.9 million people now face severe hunger; tens of thousands on brink of famine.
JUBA – Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity.
JUBA - Despite intense insecurity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) have managed to get urgently needed food and nutrition assistance to tens of thousands of people who had been cut off from relief agencies for months.
KHARTOUM/JUBA- The Government of Sudan, the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) extended for six months an agreement that allows the delivery of food assistance from Sudan to South Sudan where hundreds of thousands of people face acute hunger due to the continuing conflict.
JUBA/ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it is deeply concerned about the fate of three staff members who disappeared in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State earlier this month.
JUBA – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, accompanied by the United States Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, will make a three-day trip to South Sudan from today.
JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$165.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to feed hungry people in South Sudan.