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Funding, Political Resolution Critical To Addressing Cholera, Hunger In S. Sudan

New York Times: South Sudan’s Plight
Andrea Tamburini, director of operations at Action Against Hunger

In a letter to the editor, Tamburini notes a cholera outbreak and increasing food insecurity in South Sudan, stating, “…Emergency teams must swiftly address cases of cholera and prevent its fatal spread. Nutrition teams must be deployed across South Sudan’s 10 states. … For this to happen, humanitarians must have the funds to support their efforts, and they must have access to deliver aid to these communities with a modicum of security. Donors are critical to the first outcome, but a political resolution to the conflict will ultimately be the solution to the crisis itself” (5/26).