AUGUST 23, 2009: Humanitarian Aid in Western Equatoria Suspended due to LRA Attacks

Humanitarian Operations in Western Equatoria Suspended due to LRA Attacks

SOURCE: Sudanese News Agency

Khartoum, Aug. 23 (SUNA) - The Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) announced that the organizations operating in south Sudan have suspended their activities at Ezo area in Western Equatoria due to the attacks of the Ugandan Lord Resistance Army (LRA), while the humanitarian organizations suspended their operations there and evicted their workers.

The WFP representative said that the rebel LRA forces have attacked them while they were distributing food at Ezo area and looted part of the relief materials, therefore the organizations adopted a partial measure represented in the suspension of their activities.

He added that the organizations would return to operate at that area as soon as the security situation is improved.

The WFP representative pointed out that south Sudan is witnessing an acute shortage of food as a result of the deteriorating security conditions, adding that estimation refer to the need of 22,000 metric tons to cover the requirement till the end of October...

For the full report, please see: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/SNAA-7V84UT?OpenDocument

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