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18 August 2019

South Sudan Faces Record Hunger (For the Media)

A record number of people – 6.9 million, or more than 60 percent of South Sudan’s entire population – do not know where their next meal will come from. The food crisis stems from conflict since 2013, poor harvests, the displacement of millions of people within and outside the country, economic crisis and years of people’s assets being de-pleted.
Despite a peace agreement signed in September 2018 and some improved access for humanitarian workers into difficult to reach areas, hunger continues to deepen and has now reached unprecedented levels in the country with more and more people struggling to survive.
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