WFP Rushes Food Aid to War-torn and Famine-hit South Sudan

With the beginning of the rainy season and accompanying difficulties caused by unpaved roads, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is racing with time to deliver food aid via Sudanese humanitarian corridors to thousands of people affected by war and famine in South Sudan.

“The rainy season constitutes the major challenge for us,” Lemma Bayissa, WFP director in Sudan’s North Kordofan State, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview on Sunday.

“That is why we are speeding up, day and night. The rainy season comes with other issues such as road conditions, besides that trucks sometimes take more than their capacity and technical problems might be there in the area,” he noted.

Read more in New China News.

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