South Sudan: COVID-19 pandemic challenges add to existing crises

South Sudan: COVID-19 pandemic challenges add to existing crises

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The COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting everyone, everywhere, with lockdown restrictions hitting the development and humanitarian relief sectors especially hard.

Aid deliveries across national borders are being hampered, posing an immediate threat to the United Nations’ efforts to provide vital assistance to end hunger and malnutrition.

Malo Meshack is UN Representative for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in South Sudan. In this interview, he tells FAO’s Andre Vornic, how his team has adjusted to this new reality and talks about the new challenges posed by COVID-19 in a country already beset by years of civil war and resulting crises.

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Anaïs Hotin/Andre Vornic, FAO
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© UNICEF/Brian Ongoro