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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2.5m South Sudanese suffer Food Shortage


About 2.5 million people in South Sudan are experiencing high level of food insecurity as hostility continues in the country, reports NaijaAgroNet.

The latest outcry came from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) which hinted NaijaAgroNet that the number of people in the country who were experiencing high level food crises when the fighting started way back in December 2013, has now doubled.

NaijaAgroNet also reports that based on this crisis, IPC says, financial support is urgently needed in the region to fight against food insecurity and market failure.

Additionally,  NaijaAgroNet gathered that 3.9 million people are now in a situation of stressful anxiety due to food insecurity coursed by the fighting.

The FAO Country Representative in South Sudan, Sue Lautze affirmed to NaijaAgroNet that families in the conflict ravaged side of the country are running out of food stock due missed crop circle.

“Missed crop cycles in conflict-ravaged parts of the country mean we’re now expecting household food stocks in the worst-affected counties to run out by March 2015 – much earlier than in a normal year,” Lautze said.

Chidozie Anibueze/ED, Ops

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