2.7 million S. Sudanese to need food aid in 2012 - U.N.

Published on 16 December 2011

Around 2.7 million people in South Sudan will require food aid from next year with crop failures and violence hitting Africa's newest nation hard, the United Nations said on Thursday. (..) "A gathering storm of hunger is approaching South Sudan, caused by crop failure and market disruption," WFP country director Chris Nikoi said in a statement. Resources are being stretched further by people displaced by violence and an influx of 350,000 South Sudanese returning home following independence in July, according to the WFP.

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