Weaponizing Hunger in South Sudan

Drought and a violent civil war have pushed more than 100,000 South Sudanese to the point of famine, and another 1 million face starvation. Aid workers accuse the government and opposition of weaponizing hunger.
 
In a special report for the Lancet, Sharmila Devi reports on the country’s unfolding catastrophe, which was officially declared a famine by the UN in February. The report includes an audio podcast that provides moving firsthand accounts of the crisis.
 
With similar famines unfolding in Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria, the 4 countries pose what the UN calls the biggest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

Source: The Lancet

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