Thousands of people displaced by floods from Jonglei to Mangala payam have been relieved by the recent resumption of relief food provided by humanitarian agencies.
This was revealed on Wednesday by Dau Akoi Jurkuch, the Chairperson for Mangala internally displaced persons camp in an interview with The Juba Echo in Juba.
“We have received good news, the assessment was done, the World Food Program and the World Vison are going to resume food supply, they will be supplying internally displaced persons with food for three months,” Jurkuch said.
The World Food Program and the World Vision have reconsidered resuming relief supplies to Mangala camp after suspending food supply for nearly six months.
“After three months, another assessment will be done in Mangala to see whether the UN agencies will continue with the food distribution, the last food distribution in Mangala was done in August, 2022,” Jurkuch said.
Mangala camp hosts more than 40,000 internally displaced people.
In June last year, the UN World Food Program slashed food rations for IDPs and refugees in South Sudan citing shortage of donor funds.
The IDP camp in Mangala Payam of Central Equatoria State hosting flood affected people mainly from Twic East County and Duk County of Jonglei State was established in June 2020.