World Vision responds to those displaced in a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan

Saturday, April 25, 2015

JUBA 0900, 25 April 2015 - Fighting in South Sudan's oil-producing Upper Nile State in the past two days has killed at least 38 and forced thousands of people to seek protection in a United Nations camp close to the town of Malakal, South Sudan. Although humanitarian activities were temporarily suspended due to the violence, World Vision has recommenced their work and is currently distributing food to 6640 people who have arrived in the camp over the past week.

Fred McCray, Operations Director for World Vision said that, "We are ready to meet the needs of those people baring the brunt of the conflict, but the current situation emphasises the desperate need for peace."

For more information or an interview with Fred McCray, please contact Melany Markham or +211922 027 365