In 2015, WFP is providing lifesaving assistance through an Emergency Operation (EMOP) to respond to the immediate food and nutrition needs of 1.4 million people affected by conflict in South Sudan. The agency is also providing regular food rations to a pre-existing caseload of more than 200,000 Sudanese refugees in camps in Unity and Upper Nile states through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO).
WFP is looking to ensure that we provide hope through our resilience activities – food for assets, cash for assets, Purchase for Progress, and food for education (school meals and girls’ take home rations) – in relatively stable areas where we have access, food stocks and security. In 2015, WFP plans to reach 1.6 million people in this manner.
WFP’s aviation team manages three complementary air operations – the UNHAS common passenger service, cargo aircraft to move WFP food and nutrition supplies, and more cargo aircraft to move humanitarian supplies for all agencies through the Logistics Cluster. The current small fleet of 13 aircraft dedicated to moving food supplies has the capacity to carry 300-400 metric tons of food per day.
WFP is working with the Government of South Sudan to construct feeder roads to link remote, agriculturally productive areas to main roads and markets. The Feeder Roads operation also links communities to basic services.