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UN air drops food to refugees in S. Sudan

Date Published: 
08/16/2012
Summary: 

The UN food agency on Wednesday staged a rare air drop of food to thousands of desperate refugees in South Sudan stranded by floods, officials said. (..) WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin, who is in Juba, said in a statement there would be more air drops "to replenish rapidly diminishing food stocks" for refugees from fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.