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Struggling for survival in the swamps of South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 24 March 2017 | 0 Comments

The people of Leer County are amongst those worst affected by South Sudan’s food crisis. Conflict has forced many to flee their homes. People are surviving on whatever they can forage from the swamps where they have sought refuge. Their county is one of two in which famine has been declared.

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Topics: famine, south sudan, conflict, malnutrition, food crisis

South Sudan: food crisis looms

Joan Bobrov | 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Three years ago this week, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation, brimming with optimism and hope after decades of civil war.

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Topics: food scarcity, poverty, food insecurity, famine, south sudan

Famine: the scandal of our age

Joan Bobrov | 24 July 2014 | 0 Comments

In the past, there were no sophisticated systems in place to track food availability in countries that were prone to drought and conflict, or where harvests simply failed due to weather conditions. Today, all of that has changed and the occurrence of famine is generally caused by gross political failure. This is one of the scandals of our age.

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Topics: famine, south sudan

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