WFP has created mobile teams in South Sudan to take advantage of small windows of time when the security situation can allow for food distributions. Here, members of a mobile team use a boat to travel to a distribution site at Old Fangak in Jonglei State.
These women are about to collect their share of food assistance -- sorghum, lentils, salt and oil -- in Lankien, in the northeast of South Sudan. Their families will have something to eat now after the conflict disrupted supplies to the local markets.
Many people fleeing fighting have sought refuge in areas where there was little or no presence of aid organisations prior to the conflict. This means aid agencies such as WFP have to set up from scratch. Here in Mingkaman, the WFP team erected storage facilities, and they encouraged partners and visiting officials from Germany and Switzerland to join in.
While WFP extends its activities to reach more and more people affected by the conflict in remote areas of South Sudan, it is also continuing to assist tens of thousands people sheltering in UN peacekeeping bases, including those in the country's capital Juba, where WFP has been providing food assistance since December.
By late February, WFP had provided assistance to nearly 300,000 people in South Sudan since the crisis erupted in mid-Decemeber 2013. These women at the camp for internally displaced persons at a UN peacekeeping base in Juba are among those who have received support from WFP and its partners.
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