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27 May 2015

South Sudan Is Facing The Worst Levels Of Food Insecurity Since Independence (For the Media)

The UN World Food Programme has warned that South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity in the young country’s history because of a combination of conflict, high food prices and a worsening economic crisis. WFP is concerned that deteriorating economic conditions could quickly make things even worse. WFP also fears that a lack of funding and shrinking humanitarian access are compromising relief agencies’ ability to meet South Sudan’s escalating needs. WFP is using all means at its disposal – including airdrops, river boats, and distributions of food, cash or vouchers – to reach hungry people in conflict zones with life-saving emergency food and nutrition. WFP is supporting vulnerable families in other parts of South Sudan with programmes to improve food security, including school meals and asset-creation initiatives. Text transcript of this video

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