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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WFP to feed people of South Sudan in 2012


Following the drought threatening the continent of Africa, the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has made a commitment to feed the people of South Sudan, newest nation in 2012, reports Mongabay.
NaijaAgroNet gathered that with the year's drought in Somalia killing about 300, 000 children, and the ongoing drought and conflict in South Sudan that threatens food supplies of 2.7million people, the WFP promised to feed the nation in 2012.
Chris Nikoi, the WFP director in South Sudan confirmed that prices of food has already doubled or tripled in some areas of the country with hundreds of thousands children prone to malnutrition at a key developmental stage of their young lives.
The United Nations WFP also noted that the newest nation will require emergency funds of about $100million, about N16.22billion for food services for the first four months of 2012.
Despite the WFP's efforts to feed the people of South Sudan, Lack of infrastructure and land mines are part of the travelling challenges being faced by the WFP team. Read more
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