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S. Sudan hunger deepens due to floods, drought: WFP


December 12, 2019 (ROME/JUBA) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said it is in a race against time to mobilize vital funds to feed millions of people in South Sudan as hunger advances on a population that is in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

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People in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan collect food from WFP (WFP/eter Testuzza Photo)

The agency, in a statement issued Thursday, said catastrophic flooding in recent months is pushing the country and its people towards a precipice amid the country’s intense political instability.

According to forecasts from the last food security data prepared by government and United Nations experts, up to 5.5 million South Sudanese are projected to go hungry early next year.

The number of people in need, it said, is likely to increase because of the catastrophic level of destruction caused by floods since October following a drought that hammered parts of the country this year.

"With all the catastrophes around the world, the last thing we need is another,” said WFP Executive Director David Beasley.

“We know the problems that we’ve been having in South Sudan, but the rains and the floods have led to a national disaster and are much worse than anyone could have anticipated,” he added.

In 2019, WFP reportedly ramped up its assistance to reach 4.6 million with life-saving support, but now needs US$270 million for the first half of 2020. Of this, WFP needs US$100 million in the next month to buy and pre-position food ahead of the rainy season in May 2020.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), nearly a million people have been affected by heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in various part of South Sudan.

In late October, the government declared a state of emergency in Bahr el Ghazal, Greater Upper Nile and Greater Equatoria because of floods, calling for assistance.


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  • 13 December 2019 08:28, by wootenhuber

    Up to 5.5 million South Sudanese are anticipated to be going hungry in mid 2020 – according to forecasts from the last food security data prepared by Government and United Nations specialists. The quantity of law assignment writing servicepeople in need is likely to increase because of the catastrophic degree of decimation brought

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    • 13 December 2019 13:29, by Pakuai

      Yes, that is what I have saying all the times, the US, the UK, their UN and NGOs always use the name of hungry South Sudan and the South Sudanese people as begging bowl around the world. And then come and used what they had begged in the name of the hungry South Sudan and the South Sudanese people on their own inflated salaries and their lifestyles in upscale hotels in Nairobi, Adis Ababa,>>>

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      • 13 December 2019 13:38, by Pakuai

        Kampala and so on, then use the rest of the beggings on other hungry African refugees and throw the a few crumbs to their foolish South Sudanese and start again in the next begging season. Here we go! There are many hungry people in Darfur, North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Somalia, Kenya, DR Congo, Northern Nigeria and other countries, but the evils in the US, the UK, their UN,>>>

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        • 13 December 2019 13:45, by Pakuai

          sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between don’t like to use these other countries. But South Sudan and the South Sudanese people names are the most sweetest the evils love to use 24/7. And our foolish PhD doctors and lowly informed citizenry don’t want to know the dirty game behind their evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps very pretty>>>

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          • 13 December 2019 13:53, by Pakuai

            much very sinister. There are over 40 millions North Sudan, over 90 millions Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), over 50 million Kenyans and over 30 million Ugandans. Where do our lowly educated and lowly informed think, a country like Abesh (so-called ethiopia) get food to feed that over million people? Or Kenya, a smaller country than South Sudan with over 5o get enough food to feed their people?>>>

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            • 13 December 2019 14:06, by Pakuai

              The US criminals and their allies supplied the ’genetically grown maize/corns (GM-maize/corn), Sorghum (GM-sorghum) and beans (Gm-bean) at ’discounted prices’ to these countries. We have been our foolish politicians and our lowly informed South Sudanese fools to be very careful. The US, the UK, their evil Rothschilds, Rockefeller, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states>>>

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              • 13 December 2019 14:27, by Pakuai

                and their other families in crimes next project to ’absolutely own ’ the whole world is ’agriculture and farming’. They control the whole US farm lands. In the Mainland Europe though, the evils would be resisted in some countries in the EU. Many EU countries don’t consume the US food products since they are ’badly produced’ and also to protect the EU farmers from badly produced food products>>>

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