A-self-made-food scheme on the horizon

Maize plants belonging to a group of refugees in Makpandu settlement, in Yambio of Gbudue state. Picture by Oliver Charles | 23 April 2019

As crises become more frequent world over, humanitarian aid for people engulfed in all man-made catastrophes especially in Africa, Asia and South America is getting harder to come by.

More sustainable ways to help affected populations that are living in inhumane conditions are being well thought out.

UNHCR as well as the World Vision travelled to Yambio to encourage refugees, who took safety in the war-torn South Sudan, to grow their own food. They argue it is wise the population depended on its own food they grew than waiting for food handouts. The handouts are usually never enough. The food reaches the needy quite late, sometimes. Oliver Charles has the story.