Emergency Relief Reaches Yei

from Feed the Hungry
Published on 29 Nov 2016

An emergency airlift of 1.5 tons of fortified food was delivered to the beleaguered people of Yei, South Sudan. The flight originated in Entebbe, Uganda. Feed the Hungry East Africa (FTHEA) arranged the flight to South Sudan.

The city of Yei has been isolated due to insecurity since July. The UN reports that 100,000 people are trapped in the town and continued fighting in the region has made overland traffic very dangerous. Feed the Hungry East Africa consigned the shipment to the Yei Ecumenical Emergency Relief Committee (YEERC), a cooperative effort of church leaders in Yei, including the Catholic Church, the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of South Sudan.

Hilary Adeba, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese, served as the coordinator in Yei. The Bishop said “the fighting has had an immediate and serious impact on local populations with hundreds of people dead or injured or forced into displacement.” He indicated the food will be distributed to the most vulnerable in Yei - widows, orphans and unaccompanied children.

The shipment contained 14,800 servings of rice fortified with soy protein, vitamins, minerals and dehydrated vegetables. This product has been shown to be highly effective in strengthening nutritionally vulnerable children.

Feed The Hungry East Africa (FTHEA) is an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization committed to fighting hunger due to poverty, war, famine, and natural disasters. FTHEA operates school feeding programs across in Uganda and Kenya. The organization presently feeds more than 38,000 children every day in Refugee Settlements in Uganda.

Feed the Hungry East Africa hopes to send more shipments into Yei to encourage the hungry and remind them that they are not forgotten.

About Feed the Hungry

LeSEA Global Feed The Hungry is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian mission focused on fighting hunger. Since 1987 Feed the Hungry has delivered food and relief supplies to 92 nations of the world. At present the ministry has on-going ministries in 20 nations. For more information about FTH and FTHEA please visit feedthehungry.org

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