The Crisis in South Sudan

Andy Long Bass Player

 You may have caught one or two news reports in recent weeks covering the current problems that are facing the world’s youngest country, South Sudan.

The Disasters Emergency Committee have sounded an alarm, stating that they currently have less than half the money they need to help prevent the growing food crisis in South Sudan turning into a catastrophe.

South Sudan came into existence as an independent state in 2011. As a country they face crippling poverty and a fragile harvests. The current food insecurity stems from the conflicts that have been ongoing since last December between factions of the ruling party. The resulting violence and bloodshed has displaced many farmers, making planting and harvesting impossible. Over one and a half million people have been displaced and a high percentage of these have fled to neighbouring countries.

International food crisis experts working together as IPC Partners have said that if…

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