South Sudan No Longer In Famine Situation, Report Says; Country’s Refugees Straining Uganda’s Health System

Reuters: South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: U.N.-backed report
“South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to remain in famine-like conditions and the situation is still critical, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday. … The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report was based on a survey by a working group including government and U.N. officials…” (Dumo/Miles, 6/21).

VOA News: South Sudan Refugee Crisis Strains Uganda’s Health System
“…The massive influx of South Sudanese refugees into northern Uganda during the past year has strained the country’s already overburdened health care system. Health centers near refugee settlements in the country’s Adjumani district are overwhelmed, especially those providing maternity care…” (Athumani, 6/19).