South Sudan violence is blocking food aid, says World Food Programme

It commits the warring parties – forces loyal to president Salva Kiir and rebel groups fighting them – to power-sharing. Analysts and aid groups say it is unclear how the structure will work.

Fighting was continuing in the Western Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria regions, said WFP. Nationwide “tens of thousands of people (are) in need,” said the group’s country director Adnan Khan.

WFP singled out Baggari, an area southwest of the city of Wau, in Bahr el Ghazal, where the severity and spread of hunger was alarming.

“Food distributions were briefly provided in September, after four months without access, but insecurity is again preventing us from accessing the area,” it said.

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