Posted on 20 June 2022
The World Food Programme has announced it is suspending food aid for 1.7 million South Sudanese, driven by funding being redirected to the Ukraine War and the prices of staples in South Sudan rising. The United Nations Emergency Food Assistance Agency announced a change in its plan from providing 6 million south sudanese with food security to prioritising 4.5 million of the most vulnerable given resourcing constraints.
Noting this as a humanitarian ‘triage’ to protect those most at risk, the World Food Programme remains concerned about the 1.7 million who remain food insecure and will not receive support. South Sudan remains in frequent conflict since its independence in 2011 but has lost significant attention as a crisis given the pressing humanitarian needs of Ukraine.