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South Sudan: WFP Begins Food Distribution In Bentiu

WFP and partners begin food distribution in Bentiu
Many of the people of Bentiu fled the city during the conflict.
Food distributions begin in Bentiu
Distributions started on 11 February
People queue to receive their rations
All those returning to Bentiu must be registered before receiving their rations
WFP is assisting thousands of returnees
Nyakworon says she is happy about the food.
WFP and its partners are distributing cereals, oil, salt and pulses
Distribution centre
WFP compound
WFP staff look for ration cards amid the destruction
Some food -- like sorghum and oil -- was salvaged from the looted warehouses.
Food airlifted to Bentiu

Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, has seen violent fighting during the conflict that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December. Many of the people who fled the city are now beginning to come home, only to find that their posessions have been burned and looted. WFP and its partner have begun distributing food to people who have returned home to Bentiu. The first distribution took place on 11 February.