Regional Cross-Border Situation Report #6 12 February 2014
South Sudanese continue to cross the border into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. Over 140,000 have arrived since mid-December and UNHCR projects that the number could rise to 320,000 by the end of the year.
WFP assists new arrivals at border crossings, reception centres and camps, with a particular focus on the nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women. Coordination with UNHCR ensures that assistance is timely and effective under difficult circumstances.
Food pipelines are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of those who have recently arrived.