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WFP to continue delivering food via Sudan

Author : | Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The World Food Program says an agreement has been renewed to transport relief assistance through Sudan to the people affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

The WFP and the governments of the two countries signed the Memorandum of Understanding in 2014.

The spokesperson of the WFP, George Formiyen, says more than 18,000 metric tons of foods have been transported on road and in water to South Sudan since the signing of the agreement.

Mr George told Eye Radio that the MoU has now been extended until the end of this year.

“So far, we have been able to use this corridor to move as much food as possible,” he said.

“And if this remains open, we would hope to move, within the logistical abilities, as much as we can.”

Other ports through which WFP can bring food to South Sudan include Djibuoti and Mombasa. Mr George says the route through Sudan is short and makes it possible to quickly bring food to the displaced people.

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