WFP Drops Food to War Refugees in South Sudan

Published on 16 August 2012

Officials from a United Nations food agency air-dropped 32 metric tons of food to refugees on the South Sudan-Sudan border. (..) The food was wrapped in rugged bags and pushed out of a cargo plane that flew low and slow, then pointed its nose upward so the cargo slid out the rear, said Challiss McDonough, a World Food Program spokeswoman. (..) "WFP had prepositioned food stocks earlier in the year, but we had about 35,000 extra refugees come in so now we have to replenish the stocks," said George Fominyen, a WFP spokesman.

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