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Israel Announces Airlift of Six Tons of Food for Drought-Stricken South Sudan

Israel has sent six tons of food aid to a drought-stricken village in South Sudan, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

The aid, which was coordinated by the Foreign Ministry’s Agency for International Development Cooperation and the Israeli embassy in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, was distributed by Israel’s Ambassador to South Sudan Hanan Goder.

Millions are at risk of starvation in the African country which has been hit hard by a civil war that began in December 2013. According to United Nations figures, the war has left thousands dead and some four million people homeless.

Over the years, Israeli humanitarian aid organization, IsraAid, has carried out a number of projects in the country, including efforts to help build programs to tackle social and health challenges, trauma, and sexual violence.

(via Israel21c)

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