KHARTOUM, (Xinhua) --
Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday agreed on
extending humanitarian assistance to the needy in South Sudan
through Sudanese territories, said Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid
assistance, which was conducted by the UN through the World Food
Programme (WFP), is renewed, as the Memorandum of Understanding
regarding the issued is extended for six months, said Ahmed
Mohamed Adam in a statement.
He said arrangements
are ongoing to transport 65,000 tons of food through a number of
corridors which Sudan agreed to open to deliver humanitarian
assistance to South Sudan to enhance the humanitarian situation
The WFP is planning
to send 30,000 metric tons of life-saving assistance in 2018
through Sudan to feed around 1.7 million people in South Sudan
for 10 months.
The WFP could now
reach three sites in South Sudan by land from Sudan including
through Renk, Bentiu and Aweil towns.
In 2014, Juba and
Khartoum signed a memorandum tasking the WFP with transporting
the shipments of humanitarian aid from Sudan to the needy in
Millions of South
Sudanese are facing the threat of famine due to the civil war
which has erupted in the new-born state since December 2013.