Surge in Emergency Air Lifts Due to Increasing Conflicts

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According to reports of the World Food Program more conflicts in the first half of the year have produced a huge rush in emergency situation air dropping of food to the people trapped in remote areas.

According to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, it delivered 50 times the amount of food that it did the previous year in an effort to handle several large-scale emergencies.


WFP also stated that over 90% of the provisions were distributed to South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Syria, which are at the center of conflicts which has led to the displacement of millions of people and communities getting cut off from resources of aid.

Cesar Arroyo of WFP said that it has become essential to transport food to the people in these three regions in the northern region of South Sudan due to the conflict as well as the difficulty to access them by road as a result of heavy rainfall.

He added that in excess of three million of the population of South Sudan has the need for food and almost of half of them are in grave need for food and not easy to access.

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