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Agreement works toward food security in South Sudan

Agreement works toward food security in South Sudan

Fr James Oyet Latansio, South Sudan Council of Churches general secretary. Photo: Ivars Kupcis/WCC

23 February 2019

The South Sudan Council of Churches, United Nations World Food Programme, and UNICEF have signed an agreement to work in partnership towards peace building to realize food security.

The memorandum of understanding signed this week follows one that was signed between the South Sudan Council of Churches and World Food Programme in December 2018.

The purpose of the most recent agreement is to find solutions to the underlying challenge of conflict in South Sudan as a barrier to child rights as well as food and nutrition security. The agreement also aims to build public interest in solutions towards peace, and work for generational transformation.

“The World Food Programme sees the nexus of humanitarian, development and peace as a core aspect of our existence,” said Simon Cammelbeeck, deputy country director for the World Food Programme. “As the impact of peace reaches those most in need, we need stand ready to work in a coordinated way with key partners on the ground.”

Fr James Oyet Latansio, South Sudan Council of Churches general secretary, said: “Together we can build interest in solutions towards peace and work for generational transformation.”