South Sudan hungry ‘quadrupled in a year’ – BBC Africa


Life remains basic for many southern Sudanese

The number of people needing food aid in south Sudan has quadrupled in a year to more than four million, the UN’s World Food Programme says.

The WFP wants to ensure the people have enough food to last until their next harvest in October.

Southern Sudan’s agriculture minister Samson Kwaje blamed the surge on internal conflict and drought.

The region is recovering from a two-decade civil war and remains one of the least developed parts of the world.

Although the civil war with the north ended in 2005, some 2,500 people died in conflicts between rival communities in Southern Sudan last year – far more than in Darfur, the UN says…continue reading…

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