Aid agencies say conflict, floods, and Covid-19 push South Sudanese into “extreme hunger”

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Juba, December 25, 2020 (SSNA) — The World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have a released s joint statement, saying conflict between South Sudan’s government and rebels including armed groups, floods, and coronavirus have pushed the people into extreme hunger.

The three main United Nations agencies were also supported by other humanitarian organizations. The agencies vowed to protect the lives of those who are affected by the situation.

“The coming year will be extremely tough, but we are determined to do all we can to reach more people for longer periods of time. WFP is extremely worried about the rising numbers of people suffering because of the lack of sufficient food and nutrition, intensified conflict, unprecedented flooding and high food prices,” World Food Programme says.

In their assessment, the agencies reveal that Aweil South, Akobo, Tonj North, Tonj East, Tonj, and Tonj South counties are in what they described as “catastrophic conditions” and that 1.4 million children between six months and five years in greater Pibor areas are expected to be ‘acutely malnourished” next year.

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