South Sudan: Conflict brings famine as communities are left behind
April 20, 2017
The famine in South Sudan, unlike those created by drought in other parts of East Africa, is man-made.
Anywhere from 100,000 to nearly 300,000 people in the region are believed to be facing starvation due to an ongoing civil war. The conflict has forced them to flee their communities, leaving behind crops or livestock, to hide in areas lacking food, and sometimes even water.