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Thursday, 19 October 2017
 

USAID and WFP Support Food Insecure Populations in Sudan and South Sudan

Port Sudan - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have Welcome the recent shipments to provide urgent assistance to vulnerable in Sudan and South Sudan. The two Ships Maritime Faith and Liberty Grace were docked yesterday in Port Sudan discharging over 47, 880 metric tons of sorghum 20,000 of which will be transported to South Sudan, additional Ships carrying 47.500 were expected to be received in March and April.
US Charge d’Affaires Steven Koutsis has assured cooperation with Sudan government to ensure safe and secure transport of assistance to South Sudan "This food assistance comes at a critical time" said Steven who urged all parties to allow food and other humanitarian aid to reach those who need it added Steven. While he was briefing media, he stressed to overcome challenges "We hope to overcome obstacles that impede timely delivery of urgently needed food assistance" concluded Steven.
On his part the WFP Sudan representative Matthew Hollingworth thanked US and American people for their continued support to WFP operation saying "The arrival of the two ships proves the generosity of the US government and its people".
The WFP plans in 2017 are to assist 4 million vulnerable in Sudan.