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In Ethiopia, WFP Scales up Response for South Sudanese Refugees

Crossing into safety
Elisabeth's story
Growing numbers
Feeding the hungry
New arrivals
Assessing the situation
Born in conflict
Food brings a smile
...and so do toys
Preparing the meal
Cross-border operation

Ethiopia now hosts the highest number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled the fighting and growing hunger stalking the world's youngest nation.  As South Sudan's conflict grinds into its seventh month, nearly 150,000 people have crossed into Ethiopia's western Gambella region, with hundreds more arriving every day. WFP Ethiopia is responding with food and special nutritional supplements for the many people crossing the border tired, hungry and often extremely malnourished. And we are responding to the growing humanitarian crisis inside South Sudan, through a major cross-border operation to deliver tens of thousands of tons of lifesaving food by air, truck and boat. But funding for WFP's refugee operation in Ethiopia is fast running out - and we may face a shortfall as early as August.