“The period for delivering humanitarian assistance to South Sudan has been renewed for another six months,” Salah Taj Alsir, Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, was quoted as saying.

food aidAccording to the agreement between Khartoum and Juba, five convoys carrying 270 tons of food supplies will be dispatched, he added.

The commissioner said the food supplies, including corn and cooking oil, would be delivered by land to Renk town on the border with South Sudan, as new shipments of aid to the people affected by the war in the South.

The two sides signed the agreement on delivering humanitarian aid via Sudanese territory into the South in July 2014.

In November 2014, Sudan announced the arrival of the first aid convoys to South Sudan with 700 tons of food, enough for 45,000 people in need there for one month.

South Sudan plunged into violence in December 2013, as fighting erupted between the troops loyal to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, and the defectors led by his former deputy Riek Machar.

The clashes killed thousands of South Sudanese and displaced some two millions more.

Source: Xinhua

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