South Sudan, Yida, September 2012
Yida sits near the northern tip of South Sudan’s Unity State near the border with Sudan. It is a remote region in one of the world’s least developed countries. Recent rains have made roads impassable, and the World Food Program has been forced to drop food from the sky to meet the camps’ needs.
The World Food Program (WFP), has started air-dropping food aid to Yida refugee camp in Unity State.
WFP is using aircrafts to drop food rations and humanitarian assistance to an estimated sixty thousand refugees (60,000) in the camp,as well as using helicopters to bring food aid to the cut off populations.
The start of the rainy season has turned land transportation into a logistics nightmare, WFP is doing everything necessary to extend its reach to beneficiaries in need.
Photographs: WFP/George Fominyen