A view of South Sudan from Ethiopia's Pagak border point. Hundreds of South Sudanese asylum seekers cross into Pagak daily. WFP provides High Energy Biscuits to all new arrivals, along with food distributions at some entry points (including Pagak) and special nutritional supplements for those who are malnourished.
Nyaman Joak, 35, with 16-month-old Boum at Ethiopia's Pagak entry point, waiting to be registered as a refugee. It took 10 days for Joak to walk here from her home in South Sudan's Upper Nile state. Three of her children died in the fighting, and she doesn't know where her husband is. WFP provides High Energy Biscuits to all new arrivals, along with food distributions at some entry points (including Pagak) and special nutritional supplements to those who are malnourished, including young children like Boum.
South Sudanese children at Kule refugee camp. Some of the most vulnerable - especially children under 5, pregnant women and nursing mothers - have registered alarmingly high malnutrition rates on arrival to Ethiopia. Malnutrition rates among camp residents have dropped sharply since WFP began distributing highly fortified nutritional supplements.
Carrying back vegetable oil at Kule refugee camp - enough to put a smile on this man's face. Many South Sudanese arrive in Ethiopia exhausted and famished, having eaten little more than leaves, wild fruit and the occasional handout from fellow countrymen along the way.
WFP's acting Country Director Purnima Kashyap with British Ambassador to Ethiopia Greg Dorey, during a recent visit to Kule refugee camp. Britain is among a number of donors who have given generously to WFP's refugee response and operations in Ethiopia.
Nhial Gatluak (in red T-shirt), 13, from South Sudan's capital Juba, arrived in Ethiopia alone. He says shooting broke out as he was playing soccer there. When he returned home, his family had fled. He is among many parentless South Sudanese children at Kule camp.
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