Juba, 26th October 2018. South Sudan receives over 43 million US dollars in grants on Wednesday from African Development Bank or AFDB to fight hunger in the country.
Country Manager of AFDB Benedict Kanu, says the payment is for immediate food assistance to areas hit by famine.
Kanu notes that their plan is to improve the lives of people and food security by strengthening the capacity of the government to plan, coordinate and implement disaster risk management and humanitarian responses.
He says the Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project or STRERP would be implemented by the UN World Food Programme or WFP.
WFP Country Director Adnan Khan says that the funds would enable agency to provide food aid to an estimated 300,000 people across the country South Sudan.
He says the donation will go a long way in helping the different areas of the country.
Chairperson of Relief and Rehabilitation Commission or RRC Manasseh Lomole, , says the bank assistance would make positive impact on the livelihoods of the people and help boost food security.
He believes donation is given at the right time when a lot of reports on hunger have come out.
According to the food security analysis report, three UN agencies and the government warned that over 6 million South Sudanese face extreme hunger and some 36,000 others are experiencing famine-like conditions in parts of the country.