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Second food assistance caravan dispatched from Sudan to South Sudan

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Part of an 18-truck WFP convoy crossing into South Sudan from Sudan, carrying 700 metric tons of food, in Nov 2014 (WFP video screen capture)
April 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A second relief caravan Friday has been dispatched from the capital of Sudan’s North Kordofan state, El Obeid to the needy population in South Sudan.

Three United Nations agencies declared an outbreak of famine in the young nation in February, saying an additional 1 million people were are the brink of starvation.

On 30 June, the World Food Programme (WFP) began providing food assistance to South Sudan using a new corridor opened by Sudan. The new route enables transport of food items overland from El Obeid in central Sudan to Bentiu in South Sudan’s Unity state.

Humanitarian aid commissioner in North Kordofan Ahmed Babiker al-Hassan said the first batch of the food assistance to South Sudan included 1200 metric tonnes, saying a second caravan including 962 metric tonnes has left El Obeid on Friday.

He pointed the higher regional committee to deliver the assistance has developed a number of plans and programmes to secure the delivery of relief to Bentiu, saying they plan to transport 2000 metric tonnes monthly.

Al-Hassan added that rugged roads hinder the flow of food assistance, saying the delivery of the humanitarian aid comes in implementation of President Omer al-Bashir’s directives to support South Sudan’s citizens.

He further called on the residents of North Kordofan to participate in the relief of South Sudan’s people.

In July 2014, Juba and Khartoum signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a humanitarian corridor to deliver food assistance to vulnerable South Sudanese through the River Nile or by road. Last January, the agreement was extended for a six month period.

Earlier this month, Sudan said it doesn’t rule out to open an Airbridge to deliver food assistance to South Sudan during the rainy season revealing a proposal to open a third road corridor to transport aid to the needy population in the war-torn nation.

FOREIGN MINISTRY URGES COOPERATION

For its part, Sudan’s foreign ministry stressed that humanitarian support from Sudan and aid agencies would be delivered to South Sudan through the various corridors.

Sudan’s state foreign minister Kamal Ismail told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Friday that Khartoum deals wisely with its neighbours, pointing to the joint interests shared between Sudan and its neighbours.

He called for coordination and integration between Sudan and South Sudan to serve interests of both peoples, saying his country dispatched a number of relief caravans to support South Sudanese people during the previous period.

South Sudan became the world’s newest nation after declaring independence from Sudan in 2011. However, in 2013 the country was plunged into civil war,
However, in 2013 the country was plunged into civil war killing tens of thousands of people and displacing millions.

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  • 15 April 02:44, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This is a good luck affair to Sudan as it continues to get hard currency from World Food Program from the sale foodstuff so that it is delivered to the needy people of South Sudan who are made to starve because of instability perpetuated by Dinka politico-military leaders who plundered South Sudan state power that they are abusing now.

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    • 15 April 05:15, by Kuch

      Jur, this is what you idiots always want. To be fed free food while sitting idly around crossed your arms and folded your idiot legs and yabber day or night about the Dinkas/Jiengs names while doing nothing to help your sorry asses. The Nuers are used to free food from other anyway. You are being told to stop your aimless armed rebellion and start grow your own damn food but you are refusing>>>

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      • 15 April 05:19, by Kuch

        Because why should you when the US, the UK, their UN and their sleazy NGOs even encourage you fools to fight their proxy war against the government of South Sudan and the US, the UK, their UN and sleazy NGOs will always be given you idiots their free food rations. It has becomes a lucrative business these days in South Sudan and even in North Sudan>>>

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        • 15 April 05:24, by Kuch

          to form your aimless armed rebellion and call for the international community to give you foods and medical supplies. Your Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirilo and another so-called General Raja have all formed their aimless armed rebellions and have both called the international community and the NGOs to to supply them with free food>>>

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          • 15 April 05:28, by Kuch

            And these are the same idiots who always consider themselves to rule the Dinkas/Jiengs! Not in the slightest though. The current war in our country is a Geo-political war over our resources by the some criminals from the US, the UK, their evil juus, their UN, their creepy NGOs and some of their criminals in between and to counter China and they have found their foolish people on earth whom they>>>

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            • 15 April 05:32, by Kuch

              can use as proxies or pawns. But the US, the UK, their UN and their NGOs are wasting their times and our times. There is now way under the sun, that we are going to welcome the evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between into our country through these dirty and cheap intrigues. Watch this space fellows>>>

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      • 15 April 07:21, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Kuch,

        I do not hail from a community who depend on hand outs ya wisik. The food that is coming from Sudan is for your brothers from Malual Gerinyang and those Gogrial and Tonj idiots. Nuer and the rest work for their own livelihood unlike you Dinkas, Do not hide your suffering caused by your foolishness.

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    • 15 April 13:18, by Mi diit

      This humanitarian aid will give heart attack to the Juba regime for they use famine as a tool to punish the suffering Nuer people.
      This corridor must be applicable to all the areas where vulnerable people are.
      There is no doubt that Sudan has becomes more faithful than incompetent Kiir and coherts in all humanitarian dimensions.

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      • 15 April 13:25, by Mi diit

        Cont. The then Sudanese regimes of Gen. Aboud,Gen. Nimeiry,Mahda and Omer Elbashir never used famine imposition in order to get rid of Jenubiin. Now the JCE regime is doing whatever evil tactic they could in order to punish the civilians. Little the must know is that, the more you try to punish the Nuer, the more you are boosting their morale because surrendering to an enemy is a crime in Nuer cul

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  • 15 April 13:19, by lino

    South Sudanese started receiving UN food through Sudan after Big Independent. Better grow your damn food than depending on World Food Program all your life.
    You guys even failed badly to depend on agriculture between 2005-2013 before the war started, and everyone educated or primitive was selling or stealing US dollars. Now pay the price.

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    • 15 April 13:28, by Mi diit

      Lino,

      Who is to pay the price now, civilians or Juba regime?

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      • 15 April 16:24, by lino

        All South Sudanese either with the regime in Juba or with the opposition. Now your previous enemy is feeding the masses through their land!!! Independent Oyee!!! Junub Oyee!

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