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Almost half the population in South Sudan in severe acute food insecurity
 - 20/02/2020 - Some 6.5 million people in South Sudan - more than half of the population - could be in severe acute food insecurity at the height of the lean season (May-July), ...read more

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Awok’s story: A South Sudanese refugee in Sudan
 - 21/10/2019 - Awok Kuel Ngong, a 41-year-old refugee, lives with her husband and three children on a farm in Sudan’s Ailiet locality. She was a victim of armed conflict. “We are originally ...read more
Conditions improve but over half the population of South Sudan still faces severe hunger
 - 11/09/2019 - In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan – some 6.35 million people – do not ...read more
Visit to the Gumba Shirikat Cattle Camp
 - 11/07/2019 - Livestock is critically important within South Sudanese society. The sector is an important source of income and food, cattle ownership bestows social status and prestige, cattle are used for payment ...read more
Supporting farmers’ choice for improved food security and nutrition
 - 10/07/2019 - Aren Ngong Gak, a 33-year-old mother of eight, lives in the conflict-affected former Jonglei State of South Sudan. Aren and her family of eleven are entirely dependent on agriculture for ...read more
Record number of people facing critical lack of food in South Sudan
 - 14/06/2019 - The number of people facing a critical lack of food in South Sudan is the highest ever, three United Nations agencies warned today. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
Global Report on Food Crises: acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide
 - 02/04/2019 - A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people ...read more
Increasing number of people face severe food shortages in South Sudan
 - 22/02/2019 - Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face acute food insecurity at the height of this lean season (May-July), three United Nations agencies warned today, urging for scaled-up humanitarian ...read more
Conflict pushes South Sudanese into hunger: more than 6 million people face desperate food shortages
 - 28/09/2018 - Relentless conflict and insecurity throughout the annual lean season pushed 6.1 million people – nearly 60 percent of the population – into extreme hunger in South Sudan, though the situation ...read more
South Sudanese trapped or displaced by fighting received livelihoods support
 - 27/03/2018 - FAO’s emergency livelihood response programme in South Sudan assisted more than 4 million people in 2017. In an effort to reach those communities trapped by or seeking refuge from the ...read more
Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more
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