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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
22 October 2015

UN Calls For Immediate Access To Conflict-Affected Areas To Prevent Catastrophe In South Sudan

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.

Responding to Emergencies
26 August 2015

Unicef And WFP Reach Thousands Of People In South Sudan Stranded Without Humanitarian Assistance For Months

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.

21 July 2015

Italy Joins WFP In Supporting Vulnerable People In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Italy to support the needs of conflict-affected South Sudanese who have fled to Sudan.
7 July 2015

WFP, Governments Of Sudan And South Sudan Continue Cooperation In Moving Assistance To South Sudan

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.

Responding to Emergencies
22 April 2015

WFP Worried About Missing Staff In South Sudan, Warns Deteriorating Security Will Worsen Hunger

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.

ED - E.Cousin
19 March 2015

WFP Executive Director Visits South Sudan

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.

Responding to Emergencies
17 February 2015

WFP Grateful For Additional Support From U.S. Government For South Sudan’s Hungry

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.

29 December 2014

WFP Hails Re-Opening Of River Corridor To Supply Vital Food Assistance In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the first delivery in years of food assistance to South Sudan using Nile River transport from Sudan.
10 November 2014

WFP Welcomes Cross-Border Humanitarian Deliveries To South Sudan Via Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the safe arrival of the first convoy of food assistance moved through Sudan to South Sudan.

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