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3 February 2020

Continued Fighting Feeding New Fears of Catastrophic Hunger in South Sudan (For the Media)

Hunger continues to persist in South Sudan and is widely expected to worsen in the coming months if assistance is not scaled up. This is mainly due to the longer-term effects of the conflict which has also forced tens of thousands of families to remain in temporary shelters and millions of people to seek refuge outside the country.
WFP renews its call for sustained peace and urges parties to the revitalized peace process to maintain peace. If peace holds, the country has a realistic chance of bringing communities together, end years of isolation and inequity as well as eliminating hunger in the country.
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