January 24, 2014 / 10:32 AM / 4 years ago

South Sudan looters steal food to feed 220,000 for a month: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Programme estimates that it may have lost more than 3,700 tonnes of food in looting in South Sudan, enough to feed 220,000 people for a month, WFP spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said on Friday.

WFP’s warehouses in Malakal had been almost entirely emptied, she told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva. The agency was working to recover lost stocks wherever possible and trying to protect remaining stocks, she said.

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Mike Collett-White

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