South Sudan: WFP Provides Food Assistance Despite Looting, Destruction
Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have been displaced by conflict since mid-December. The city of Malakal resembles a ghost town, with streets largely empty, houses burned or looted, and markets destroyed. Most of the population have fled to safe havens, like the UNMISS peacekeeping base in town, or the village of Wau Shilluk on the other side of the Nile River. WFP’s warehouses and offices have been looted and damaged, but despite the loss of badly needed food stocks, WFP is still providing food assistance to people in Malakal affected by the crisis, and is working to reach more people in the surrounding areas.