S. Sudan Worries as Charities Face Crunch

International organizations and NGOs say they face a massive shortfall in funding to tackle a growing food crisis in the country and fear some areas could slide into famine.

A woman weeds a sesame crop field in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state

  • Sudan:  Drought Strikes Farming Season in Sudan

    Radio Dabanga, 3 July 2014

    The union of farmers in El Gezira and Managil states reported that a water crisis has struck large areas of maize crop. The farmers in the south-eastern part of Sudan also ... read more »

  • Sudan:  UN Special Envoy Warns of Looming Famine in S. Sudan

    Sudan Tribune, 30 June 2014

    The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Hilde Johnson, has warned of famine in the "coming months" unless the country's "worrying" humanitarian situation is ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Aid Agencies Seek Assistance As Food Shortages Hits 800,000 African Refugees

    Sudan Tribune, 2 July 2014

    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems, have forced cuts ... read more »

  • Africa:  WFP - African Refugee Camps 'No Longer Attract Global Awareness'

    Deutsche Welle, 3 July 2014

    The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) and refugee agency UNHCR have appealed to governments for more money to help feed refugees in Africa. Cuts in daily food rations have already ... read more »