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South Sudan’s food insecurity crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meager crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger.
A group of leading aid agencies, including World Vision, warned today that parts of South Sudan — already the world’s worse food crisis — could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.
Today the U.S. released the list of countries that will lose military assistance in 2015 because of their use of child soldiers. However, military aid to continue to flow to some countries actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of excess of $92 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.
Conflict in South Sudan has created a hunger crisis, leaving 4.6 million people out of a population of 11.3 million in need of immediate aid. Children are most at risk for malnutrition, and they’re also susceptible to armed recruitment and disease. Read our FAQs to learn more.
As the conflict in South Sudan rages on, several years of critical gains are at stake for the world’s newest country, and children’s lives hang in the balance, a new report warns today.
As violence has escalated in South Sudan, more and more children are witnesses or victims of attacks. In the United Nations base in Malakal, where World Vision is providing relief services, children recount their losses and their worries for the future.
Non‐governmental organizations express deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and is exacerbating an already profound humanitarian crisis.