The United States has sent 40.5 metric tons of high-energy biscuits to South Sudan to help people affected by the fighting. This is part of America’s commitment to assist those escaping the conflict in Sudan.
The biscuits, which are packed with energy and nutrients, will be given to 45,000 people who have recently arrived in South Sudan. This includes South Sudanese citizens coming back home and refugees. Many people are still crossing the border into South Sudan every day.
These biscuits, paid for by the United States, will be handed out at reception centers in different places along the border, like Renk, Aweil, Bentiu, and Abyei. They will also be given to those who are traveling by river from Renk to Malakal, which can take up to five days by boat.
Michael J. Adler, the U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan, talked about America’s commitment to helping people escaping violence. He said, “The United States has already promised more than $30 million to provide urgent needs like food, health, protection, and shelter to those running away from the Sudan conflict. The 40.5 tons of high-energy biscuits, worth $75,000, is just a small part of the over $300 million in food aid the United States has given to South Sudan this year alone, and almost $1.8 billion over the past five years.”
High-energy biscuits are full of energy, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals. They are ready to eat, which is crucial when people can’t cook due to a lack of clean water and cooking equipment.
The fighting in Sudan is still causing problems in South Sudan, and nearly 190,000 people have crossed from Sudan into South Sudan since April 15, 2023. The United States is standing with the South Sudanese people and asking the transitional government to do more to help those in need, especially those returning to South Sudan.