S. Sudan vandals loot UN food base
From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations’ agricultural agency has appealed for stock to replace agricultural inputs looted at its base during the recent violence in South Sudan.
During the upheavals that erupted last week, the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s Juba warehouse was ransacked and stocks of essential supplies like seeds and tools earmarked to help food insecure people across the country save their livelihoods, were looted.
The Organization is currently assessing the full extent of the losses.
FAO Country Representative, Serge Tissot, however said as their offices in South Sudan remain operational, the continuation of their support to those most in need requires that additional resources be urgently made available to replace what was looted.
Over 4,8 million people are severely food insecure and malnutrition rates rampant in the world’s newest country that secured independence from Sudan in 2011.
The recent clashes between opposition and government forces have been the most violent in Juba since the end of the country’s two-year civil war in August 2015.
– CAJ News
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