No Let-Up for South Sudan

After facing famine last year, South Sudan’s hunger crisis is set to worsen this year as the dry season looms.

Currently 4.8 million South Sudanese are severely food insecure; that number is expected to climb to 5.1 million in 2018.

Amid years of civil war, a disappointing harvest season mired by pests, and both floods and drought, South Sudanese have drummed up resilience, working together in farming groups to feed their families.

But with food inflation putting a small bag of sugar at 10 cents, while a day of collecting wood earns just 20 cents, it’s an uphill battle.

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