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South Sudan, Juba (Central Equatoria), 3 April 2014??UNMISS Tongping IDP camp.?Working with NGO partners in the country, WFP has reached more than 502,000 people affected by the conflict and is expanding assistance each day to reach more people in need of support. WFP plans to assist an additional 275,000 in the next month through the use of a combination of airdrops, airlifts and river transport.??Mobile distribution teams are being deployed in remote, hard-to-reach areas in order to support the crisis response. The teams now include staff from other UN agencies including UNICEF, and in the coming weeks will be expanded to include FAO and NGO partners. Teams are currently in the field providing food assistance in Akobo (Jonglei State), Nyal and Mayendit (Unity State) and Kodok (Upper Nile). WFP mobile teams have previously distributed assistance to some 85,000 conflict-affected people in five locations: Ganyiel (Unity State), Old Fangak, Lankien and Pibor (Jonglei State) and Nassir County (Upper Nile State.)??WFP continues to assist people sheltering in UN compounds and other IDP populations. More than 67,000 people are sheltering in UN compounds.?WFP is facing serious challenges in transporting food to deep field locations due to access and security concerns. This is hampering our annual pre-positioning exercise, in which we stock up warehouses in areas that will become inaccessible when the rains start in April/May. ?Despite immense challenges due to insecurity, including looting and commandeering of trucks belonging to commercial transporters contracted by WFP, we have dispatched more than 41,000 metric tons of food around the country since the start of the year.??In the photo: in the UNMISS Tongping IDP camp, UNHCR - together with UNICEF - is promoting hygiene and sanitation through building latrines for thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Building hygienic latrines with proper waste disposal is crucial to preventing diseas

WFP/Giulio d’Adamo

Since 2007, the Caterpillar Foundation has funded critical World Food Programme development programs. This steady support has enhanced WFP’s capacity to address food insecurity around the globe—ensuring women, girls, families and communities achieve their full potential. From providing nutritious meals to schoolchildren in Indonesia and Rwanda, to preserving the agricultural assets of smallholder farmers in Ghana, the Caterpillar Foundation’s investments have helped WFP reach thousands with transformative assistance. We are grateful to the Caterpillar Foundation for standing with us as we fight to eradicate hunger—the greatest and most solvable challenge of our time.