World Food supplies 20,000 tons of food
(13th June, 2013) - The World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director, Lucy Mukami, said the organization has pre-positioned over 20,000 metric tons of food aid for Upper Nile State.
Director Mukami stated that the emergency food aid will be stored in warehouses in Maban, Upper Nile State and Ethiopia.
She also said that rations will be distributed to refugees every month for the rest of the year.
“We have cereals in the form of sorghum or maize including vegetable oil and salt to be distributed refugees monthly,” she said.
“We have nutrition programme for children under 5, pregnant and lactating women and malnourished children.”
Last year the WFP ran short of rations when rains made the roads to Maban in northeastern Upper Nile State impassable.