The World Food Program has lifted the suspension on its aid operations in the Southern Sudanese states of Lakes and Jonglei.
In April, WFP halted its programs in Lakes following seizure by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army of a truck carrying food aid for schools in the state. Prior to that, it suspended its work in the northern part of Jonglei after one of its staff members was killed in an attack in the area.
Leo Van der Velden, who heads the United Nations agency’s Southern Sudan office, said WFP was “very pleased with the positive response we received from the Southern Sudan Rehabilitation Commission and State Governor [of Lakes], who assured us that no commandeering will be allowed to take place in his state,” U.N. News Center reports.
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