Despite International Assistance, South Sudan Running Out Of Money, Facing Food Insecurity Amid Civil War
Wall Street Journal: World’s Newest Country Struggles to Survive
“South Sudan is running out of money, which along with a civil war and mass food shortages is putting the world’s youngest country at risk of becoming its youngest failed state. In the past two years, the U.S. government has spent more than $1 billion to try to help stave off escalating violence in South Sudan, government figures show. Other Western countries have also given massive amounts. … But the South Sudanese government has run through its cash reserves and is trying to pay for a war with credit and a trickle of oil money…” (Vogt, 6/10).