Food Distribution in Unity State
The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to providing double the amount of food to schools in Unity state. This year, 97 schools will be participating in the feeding program, last year 40 schools received food from the program.
The minister of general education in Unity state (Angelo Chol Dongwa) met with WFP to discuss further about more food distribution, and has high hopes that this will attract more school enrollments.
There are many concerns that the food being distributed in South Sudan does not reach all of the intended destinations. Dongwa says he will work to encourage organizations to monitor the distribution and delivery of food to the schools.
Between May and July, food prices will rise due to more households relying on products of the markets. Since the improved relationship between South Sudan and Sudan, there will be an increase of food supply, as the border will become more accessible to cross and distribute products.