Up To 4.8M People In South Sudan Face ‘Unprecedented’ Food Shortages Due To Conflict, U.N. Agencies Warn

Reuters: Up to 4.8 million South Sudanese face severe food shortages — U.N.
“Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan face severe food shortages in coming months, the highest level since a conflict erupted more than two years ago, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday. … ‘The deteriorating situation coincides with an unusually long and harsh annual lean season, when families have depleted their food stocks and new harvests are not expected until August. The level of food insecurity this year is unprecedented,’ the U.N. agencies said in a joint statement…” (Dumo, 6/29).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies: South Sudan at risk of ‘hunger catastrophe’
“…The figure does not include some 350,000 displaced people seeking refuge at U.N. Protection of Civilians areas or other camps, who are entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance…” (6/29).