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UN delivers food to 140.000 starved South Sudanese

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A South Sudanese refugee woman sits with her child at a refugee collection center in Palorinya, Uganda, on Feb. 16, 2017 (AP/ Justin Lyon Photo)
March 1, 2017 (JUBA) - In response to the declaration of famine in several areas in the war-torn South Sudan, the UN spokesperson announced on Wednesday that aid workers have reached some 139.500 civilians in the war affected areas.

"UN and partners have delivered food to nearly 114,000 people across four locations in Mayendit county and to nearly 25,500 people in two locations in Koch county," said Stéphane Dujarric in his daily press conference at the UN Headquarters in New York.

He further said that three mobile response teams are deployed across Leer county to deliver food to nearly 48,500 people, and further food distributions are planned in Koch and Panyiajar in the days ahead.

In addition to the food distribution, he added that teams have been deployed to six key areas to implement vital nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and child protection interventions.

"Cholera vaccinations are being administered in Leer, Mayendit and Panyiajar," he pointed.

Last week, United Nations and South Sudanese officials declared famine in parts of South Sudan,“” Also, President Kiir pledged to provide unfettered access to the affected areas.

UN agencies estimate that about 5.5 million people have no reliable source of food by July.

(ST)

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  • 2 March 16:42, by pilot

    What a country with no leadership who cares for the life of his citizens.South Sudan is so rich with a lot of resources but with leader who only take the Country resources as their own

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  • 2 March 19:36, by Eastern

    Now UN should avoid this firefighting approach! The origin of all these humanitarian disaster in South Sudan is Kiir as he stupidly and stubbornly refused to implement a peace agreement he signed with Dr. Machar. If Kiir had stuck to his part of the bargain, South Sudan wouldn’t be where it’s now!!!!!!

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  • 3 March 08:13, by Awet Awet

    if iam the slava kiir i can resign from this leadership,

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