Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

U.S. Government To Provide Emergency Food Aid To South Sudan

News outlets report on the announcement that the U.S. government will provide special funding to South Sudan to help address the country’s food crisis.

Devex: For first time since 2008, U.S. taps special funding pool to feed South Sudan
“South Sudan currently faces the ‘worst food security situation in the world,’ and since airdropping food aid in the conflict-battered country is too expensive for cash-strapped donors, the U.S. government has decided to tap into an emergency trust fund for the first time since the global food crisis six years ago…” (Igoe, 8/13).

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: U.S. to provide food aid to S. Sudan
“The United States will provide some 180 million U.S. dollars to South Sudan to alleviate the country’s food crisis, an aide to U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday…” (8/12).

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.