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People are dying of hunger in South Sudan. We must take action now
The heads of three UN agencies issued the following joint call for urgent action to allow aid to reach people facing starvation in famine-hit areas of South Sudan.
by Jose Graziano Da Silva, Director-General of FAO
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme
Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF
The latest food security analysis in South Sudan has led to a declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit counties in Greater Unity region. Two other counties are at risk of famine. The lives of some 100,000 people are threatened.
Needs in #SouthSudan have reached unprecedented levels. War & a collapsing economy has left nearly 5M ppl in need→ https://t.co/0D8w2AZcBy pic.twitter.com/YwNByIwk8n
— WFPErtharin (@WFPErtharin) 20 febbraio 2017
Despite a substantial humanitarian response in South Sudan by FAO, UNICEF, WFP and partners, food insecurity has deteriorated to unprecedented levels in these areas owing to protracted violence, insecurity, displacement and a protection crisis that has prevented adequate humanitarian access and aid delivery.
#SouthSudan:people are dying of #hunger.We must take action now. Here,what @WFPErtharin, @UNICEF‘s A.Lake & I think: https://t.co/9IgUfMnQD5
— Graziano da Silva (@grazianodasilva) 21 febbraio 2017
We stand united in our appeal to all parties to facilitate immediate and safe access for humanitarian actors and to respect the humanitarian space as a wider famine can only be prevented if assistance is urgently scaled up and reaches those most in need. Massive and timely humanitarian interventions averted a famine over the last three years, mitigating the worst effects of the crisis. However, the provision of humanitarian assistance has become increasingly challenging in the above-mentioned areas.
War & a collapsing economy leave some 100k facing starvation in #SouthSudan, famine has been declared https://t.co/0TxKfgqfar @unicefssudan pic.twitter.com/pJf7V5VJ1y
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) 21 febbraio 2017
Today, almost 5 million South Sudanese are facing severe food insecurity, and are not only unable to meet their basic food needs but they also must sell critical assets in order to buy food. The situation is expected to continue deteriorating through the lean season, which begins in July 2017. People are dying of hunger. We must take action now.
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