August 29, 2019 South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

World Vision welcomes WFP’s new Country Representative & Director Matthew Hollingworth in South Sudan
World Vision welcomes WFP’s new Country Representative & Director Matthew Hollingworth in South Sudan. Photo: World Vision International

(MALAKAL) Matthew Hollingworth  is the new head of WFP (World Food Program) South Sudan. In a joint meeting held with World Vision South Sudan in Juba yesterday, Matthew Hollingworth shared his excitement of overseeing the work of the UN Agency in the country and ensure that the assistance to the most vulnerable people continues.

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He acknowledged that World Vision is one of WFP’s biggest partners globally and has been a trusted partner to deliver the services even in the most challenging contexts like South Sudan.

Also in attendance was WFP’s Head of Programmes Hsiaowei Lee and Simanga Ndebele, World Vision’s Food and Cash Assistance Programme Manager.

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World Vision works with WFP in eight field offices including the Protection of Civilians Camp (POC) in Juba and Malakal.

WFP’s support also enables World Vision to assist thousands of children though the nutrition programs across the country

In 2018, World Vision and WFP’s joint resources was able to reach out to 689,000 people through its food security work.

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