Food Insecurity Continues To Worsen In South Sudan As Funds Decline

News outlets report on the worsening food security situation in South Sudan.

Agence France-Presse: Tutu plea to world leaders: Don’t forget South Sudan
“South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu on Thursday urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the ‘ghastly suffering’ in South Sudan…” (7/30).

IRIN: Briefing: South Sudan heads towards famine
“More than a third of South Sudan’s population is at risk of severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict, and the international community, NGOs, and local organizations are sounding the alarm over an impending famine…” (7/31).

U.N. News Centre: Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns U.N. agency
“The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funding for life-saving assistance dwindles…” (7/31).