UN warns of South Sudan hunger
The UN World Food Program warns that recent fighting between South Sudan and Sudan could push more people in the hunger crisis situation. Now with over 2,000 new arrivals at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, food supplies are in even higher demand.
The recent food shortage is said to be due to the continuing conflict between South Sudan and Sudan, while other reasons are said to be because of the shutdown of oil production which has left a devastating impact on the country’s economy.
There are 4.7 million people at risk of food shortage and the supply is yet to become even more extreme as the rain fall season is set to start in a matter of weeks, with some parts of Sudan already overflowing with rain. The rain season will make it hard for food to get to the refugees as roads become dangerous.
The bad conditions are set to not only restrict access to the camps, but also to increase the risk of diseases. Many children in the camps have said to be separated from their parents according to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Amjuma Ali Kuku, who is caring for a lot of the children away from their parents, said: “Many children run away from their parents due to frequent attacks by the Sudanese Army Forces in South Kordofan. I monitor these girls as my children because they are without parents and then I managed them with their sisters like other people. I put them in groups.”