Nearly 7M People In South Sudan Face Acute Food Shortages, With More Than 20K Close To Famine, U.N. Agencies Warn

Agence France-Presse: S. Sudan sees record hunger levels, despite peace deal
“A record number of almost seven million people are facing severe hunger in South Sudan, despite a peace agreement which has largely stopped fighting after more than five years of war, U.N. agencies warned Friday…” (6/14).

U.N. News: South Sudanese facing famine in all but name, warns U.N. food agency
“Record numbers in South Sudan — some seven million people — face acute food shortages, while more than 20,000 are close to famine, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday. The warning, which follows years of violent unrest and vicious rights abuses linked to mass displacement, food shortages, and disease outbreaks, coincides with the release of updated data on hunger levels in the country…” (6/14).

Xinhua News: Record number of people facing critical food lack in South Sudan: U.N. agencies
“…[T]he Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update [was] released on Friday by the government of South Sudan in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP)…” (6/15).

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