The first thing new arrivals to the refugee camp in Yida, South Sudan receive are high-energy biscuits for their children. Requiring no preparation, these foods can be eaten immediately providing children of refugees with a badly needed source of nutrition after their long journey to the camp.
Three children play on the back of a donkey at the refugee camp in Yida, South Sudan. In addition to general food rations, WFP is providing young children in Yida with highly fortified foods designed to treat and prevent malnutrition. WFP is also providing this specialized nutritional support to pregnant women and new mothers, who are also particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of undernutrition.
17 April 2014 Hunger Crisis In South Sudan: View From The Ground