Save the Children UK (London) (Nairobi)

24 December 2013

South Sudan: Save the Children Aid Flight Heads to South Sudan

Nairobi — A special Save the Children flight will arrive in South Sudan on Tuesday (December 24) carrying supplies for families who have fled their homes owing to fighting.

These supplies will be used to help alleviate the conditions of those families seeking safety in United Nations compounds in Juba and include: 150 jerry cans, kitchen sets for 140 families, 140 waterproof sheets, and two large water bladders that each hold 5,000 litres.

The one metric tonne of supplies will add to those supplies already warehoused by Save the Children, in South Sudan. The flight is taking off from Nairobi and is scheduled to arrive in Juba, South Sudan, in the morning.

Save the Children has maintained essential staff in South Sudan in order to meet the humanitarian needs of children in the country.

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For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Muiruri, Regional Communications, Media and Advocacy Manager, Save the Children East Africa Regional Office on +254705839674 or email: Elizabeth.Muiruri@savethechildren.org

Save the Children spokespeople are available in South Sudan, to arrange interviews, please contact

Helen Mould (Information & Communications Manager) in South Sudan who is on +211922407211 or helen.mould@savethechildren.org

Interim Country Director, Fiona McSheehy – 00211 922 407 171 / 00211 954 914 154 / f.mcsheehy@savethechildren.org.uk

John Nyirenda – Deputy Director for Humanitarian Response

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