This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
WFP’s Spokesman in South Sudan, George Fominyen confirmed to Gurtong that the six have now arrived South Sudan.
“The Sudan people’s Liberation Movement – North said their group was holding the crew members. Now we have been able to receive these crew members who are now back to South Sudan. They were well and they said they were not mistreated at any point.” Fominyen said.
He says WFP in particular thanked the Government of Sudan for its support in working for the safe return of the crew.
WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 75 countries.