WFP South Sudan Situation Report #175, 8 May 2017
- The third corridor for delivery of humanitarian assistance from Sudan to South Sudan is open.
- In response to the drastic increase in humanitarian needs, WFP continues to scale up its assistance in Eastern Equatoria, Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Lakes states.
- Construction works of four cross-drainage structures along Juba-Kajo Keji road under WFP’s Feeder Road project have been completed as planned.
24 April 2017 marks the opening of the third corridor from Sudan to South Sudan that allows WFP to augment its food delivery requirement to assist people in Greater Northern Bahr El Ghazal region, which is at the brink of famine. Transporting food commodities through this corridor, from El-Obeid in Sudan to Aweil in South Sudan, allows WFP to deliver humanitarian assistance faster and more cost efficient compared to its southern corridors from Kenya and Uganda. Moreover, moving food into northern parts of South Sudan gives WFP up to one and a half months longer to preposition food ahead of the rainy season which makes southern parts of the country inaccessible starting in June. In addition to the El-Obeid-Aweil corridor, WFP also utilizes the recently opened El-Obeid-Bentiu corridor and the Kosti-Renk corridor from Sudan to South Sudan.