Title: WFP launches fifth phase of humanitarian aid transportation to S. Sudan
Author: Sudan News Agency
Date: 03-18-2016, 07:19 PM
07:19 PM March, 18 2016
Sudan News Agency-Khartoum-Sudan
Kosti, 17 March (SUNA)-The technical committee designed to handle humanitarian aid assistance to south Sudan, has launched along with the World Food Programme the fifth phase of the food transportation from Kosti to South Sudan.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the government of south Sudan, the government of the Sudan, with world food programme, and local officials.
Dr Mohamed Fadul Allah, chairman of the joint technical committee for transportation of humanitarian assistance to south Sudan, has pointed out that the committee was able up to now to transport some thirty thousand metric tons of humanitarian food assistance, via land transport
He said the current visit to the region also seeks to check if the roads are still good for transportation of relief by land.
Mohamed Idris Al sheikh the Humanitarian aid commissioner in the White Nile state said the state was witnessing more and more humanitarian organizations pouring into the region with the view to help confront the influx of refugees in the region.
He said some 92 thousand who arrived in the region from south Sudan need assistance and are receiving the required basic service at crossing and waiting points.
He said efforts are still going on to host over 67thousand Sudanese returning from south Sudan.
He said the commission is ready and committed to help take the relief to the affected people.
South Sudan diplomat in charge of humanitarian action, Kaibi Ibraham, has commended the efforts exerted by the government of the Sudan in facilitating the transportation of relief to affected civilians from south Sudan who arrived to the Sudan.
The WFP representative Tito Ramos has meanwhile commended the efforts of the government and that of the state government in implementing the memorandum of understanding relative to the transportation of humanitarian relief to south Sudan and fro providing the necessary insurance for the process and that the WFP is ready to forwards some four thousand tones weekly up the end of April, just before the rainy season.
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