South Sudan: UN agencies urge immediate action to avert deepening food crisis

UN food security agencies on Tuesday warned that South Sudan faces a severe humanitarian crisis, unless immediate action and investment are taken to address food insecurity, climate challenges, and insecurity. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/08/1139332
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South Sudan: UN agencies urge immediate action to avert deepening food crisis

Conflict, floods and COVID-19 push South Sudanese into extreme hunger 

18 Dec 2020

Driven by insecurity, the effects of COVID-19, an on-going economic crisis, and the impact of flooding on livelihoods, three UN agencies called on Friday for immediate humanitarian access to eastern South Sudan’s Pibor county, where people are facing catastrophic levels of hunger. 

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Without climate action, extreme weather will trigger global humanitarian needs

25 Feb 2022

The impact of extreme weather on Madagascar is an example of the “runaway humanitarian needs” the world will face, unless it takes action to tackle the climate crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

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More funding needed to combat locust swarms ‘unprecedented in modern times’

25 Feb 2020

Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.