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Conflict, Hyperinflation Exacerbate Food Insecurity In South Sudan

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hunger rises in South Sudan in “man-made tragedy”
“Harvest season is bringing little relief to millions of hungry people in South Sudan as conflict and hyperinflation have pushed malnutrition to critical levels that could put many lives at risk, food security experts warned on Monday…” (Win, 11/6).

U.N. News Centre: Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s ongoing hunger crisis
“…According to the updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) released Monday by the Government of South Sudan, U.N. agencies, and other humanitarian partners, the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity across the country for the October-December period is likely to increase by 1.4 million from a year earlier to 4.8 million, although the number represents a drop from six million in June. The report also projects the food security situation will deteriorate at the start of 2018, and the ‘hungry season’ will arrive three months earlier than usual, when households will likely run out of food before the next harvest…” (11/6).