WFP, FAO Directors Discuss Donor Fatigue, Need For Greater Attention To Famine In South Sudan

Devex: Q&A: WFP and FAO chiefs on South Sudan’s creeping donor fatigue
“…Less than two months into his new position [as World Food Programme executive director], the former governor of South Carolina[, David Beasley,] is taking his first trip to South Sudan, together with José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In an exclusive interview with Devex, they speak about what their respective organizations are doing to combat the famine, and the potential dire consequences of donor fatigue. … Both directors say that if the funding gap in South Sudan isn’t bridged, the situation could become increasingly devastating…” (Mednick, 5/30).