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Dire Health Conditions In South Sudan Prompt Airdrops

Date Published: 
08/27/2012
Summary: 

It's been only a year since South Sudan became an independent nation. But the young county is already facing major challenges. (..) Now the United Nations World Food Programme is pulling out all stops, including emergency air drops of grain, to help these families. "We use airdrops when there isn't another choice," Challiss McDonough, a spokesman for the World Food Programme. "We haven't done them anywhere in the world since 2009. But there is an urgent need to get food to these people."