Archive for December 16th, 2011


A ‘Storm of Hunger’ Gathering on South Sudan

Human Wrongs Watch

Rome – Damaged crops combined with conflict and insecurity are threatening to leave some 2.5 million people in South Sudan – the world’s newest country – in critical conditions unless food assistance is provided immediately, the UN warns.

Credit: UN

“A gathering storm of hunger is approaching South Sudan, caused by crop failure and market disruption,” said the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Director in South Sudan, Chris Nikoi.

“Food prices have already doubled or tripled in some areas, leaving hundreds of thousands of children vulnerable to malnutrition at a key developmental stage of their young lives.”

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