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Re-opening of Nile River corridor critical for delivery of food aid

29 Dec 2014

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WFP barge. © WFP/George Fominyen

The re-opening of the Nile River to aid convoys has made an enormous difference in efforts to deliver food to conflict-affected states in South Sudan.

That’s according to the World Food Programme or WFP.

River transport of humanitarian goods across the border between Sudan and South Sudan largely stopped after the border’s closure following South Sudan’s independence in 2011.

Challiss McDonough explained to May Yaacoub why the re-opening of this critical supply line is so important to WFP.

Duration: 3’15”