Israel sends aid to drought-stricken village in South Sudan


( Israel has delivered food aid and supplies to a village in a severely drought-stricken area of South Sudan, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Children in Yambio, South Sudan. (Illustrative.) Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Six tons of food were delivered to the village by Israeli humanitarian aid organizations and government representatives, including Israel’s Ambassador to South Sudan Hanan Goder.

The aid delivery was facilitated by the Israeli embassy in South Sudan’s capital of Juba and the Foreign Ministry’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

The Israeli aid comes after South Sudan in February declared a famine in various parts of the country, as more than three years of war left millions hungry. The inability of aid organizations to reach drought-afflicted areas in the African nation has been identified as one of the greatest factors contributing to the food shortage.

Posted on August 24, 2017 .