Here’s What UNICEF and WFP’s New Relief Operation in South Sudan Looks Like

This is an airdrop of food.


The airdrop is part of a new humanitarian operation by UNICEF and the World Food Program that launched today in South Sudan. The operation aims to reach some of 250,000 people over the next month.

The operation is targeting people in the most remote conflict-affected communities in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states.  I caught up with UNICEF’s James Elder, who had just returned from rebel held areas of South Sudan. Elder discusses the population that is being targeted by this relief operation, how UNICEF and WFP are reaching inaccessible areas and why humanitarians are racing against time as rainy season approaches. Have a listen.