Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help the UN Food and Agriculture Organization provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood support so they can feed themselves.
Norway’s gift will allow FAO to distribute emergency livelihood kits – including crop seeds, fishing tools, vegetable seeds and livestock health kits – to an additional 50,000 vulnerable households, enabling them to plant crops, fish waterways and protect livestock from critical diseases.
“Norway’s injection of funds has arrived at the right time – many families have experienced severe food insecurity for over eight months and need urgent assistance now,” said Sue Lautze, FAO’s Head of Office in South Sudan and the UN’s Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in the country. “It puts food on the table. Milk, vegetables, fish, meat – these are keeping a lot of people alive right now.”
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