At least 1,657 most vulnerable people have received food assistance in three Payams of Aweil East County in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
The food is donated by Tearfund South Sudan organization with support from the Canadian Food Grains Bank.
According to the organization, in nearly a decade of conflict, South Sudan continues to grapple with sporadic violence, chronic food insecurity and the impact of major flooding and climate events, forcing millions of people to flee their homes in search of assistance.
The food assistance targeted the elderly, people with disabilities, orphans, child-led households, and pregnant and lactating mothers.
Some of the beneficiaries told Akol Yam radio that they received sorghum, beans, vegetable oil and salt.
They said the support is timely as they have been struggling to survive with the soaring prices of food commodities amidst the economic meltdown.
Lang Akuei Ngor, Tearfund’s Program Manager in the state said the selected households will continue to benefit from the program for at least 3 months.
For his part, the Chairperson of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission in the state, Dut Majokdit appreciated Tearfund South Sudan and the Canadian Food Grains Bank for timely food assistance.
This month, WFP and the RRC announced the resumption of food distribution in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.