S. Sudan receives powdered milk from Egypt to feed its malnourished children
Egypt—As reports of food insecurity and malnutrition set off alarm bells, the Egyptian government has donated tons of powered milk in an effort to combat child malnutrition in the country.
In a press briefing at the Juba International Airport, the South Sudanese Minister of Peace-Building, Stephen Par Kuol, noted that the donated powered milk will will be distributed to lactating mothers with undying health conditions.
“We are here to receive these donations from the Egyptian government. These are powder milk for young women who can’t breastfeed their children due to some health problems.” Par told journalists at JIA.
On his part, the Egyptian Ambassador to South Sudan, Dr. Mohammed M. Kadah reiterated his government’s commitment to helping malnourished children in South Sudan.
“We are here to handover powdered milk to our friends in the Republic of South Sudan. The donation includes 15 tons of powder milk which will help malnourished children,” he said.
A new report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs predicts that over 7.2 million people are expected to face severe food insecurity by the end of the year.