UN emergency food aid agency spotlights shortages in southern Sudan

The WFP was trying to feed 520,000 people in the southern province of Bahr-el-Ghazal this month, compared with 274,0000 last month, despite funding shortfalls, WFP spokesman Simon Pluess told journalists at the UN complex in Geneva.Bahr-el-Ghazal experienced a poor harvest last year, leading to increases in the prices of basic staples, while displaced people and refugees were returning there in response to the peace agreements reached in the south. WFP said it expected 68,000 tons of food to be distributed in the province this year. read more

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