Tuesday, June 6, 2017

China Contributes US$5 Million To WFP’s Emergency Operation In South Sudan

Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$5 million from the Government of the People's Republic of China to provide food assistance to 160,000 people affected by acute hunger in South Sudan, including 30,000 children under the age of five.

South Sudan is experiencing the worst levels of acute hunger since independence with pockets of famine affecting more than 90,000 people in parts of former Unity State. In all, an estimated 5.5 million people in the country are not sure where their next meal will come from. The contribution from China will allow WFP to buy and distribute about 2,400 metric tons of sorghum, the local staple. This is the second time in two years that China is contributing to WFP... Read More