Starvation in Sudan worst since 1945 says UN

By Rona for BBC School Report

Famine in South Sudan is the ‘greatest humanitarian’ catastrophe since 1945 according to United Nations this week.

South Sudan is home to over 60 different ethnic groups and is probably the globe’s youngest nation to be born because it gained independence in 2011 from Sudan as the result of the agreement in 2005 that also ended Africa’s prolong-running civil war.

The civil war has been going on for three years and throughout the whole three years it has been facing huge humanitarian problems in the collapsing economy.

It has been estimated that half of the population are threatened to be wiped out purely because of the extreme conditions like the food crisis that has taken to account that 100,000 people will be facing starvation and 1 million will be dangerously affected of famine.

‘’ There is no food. Anything we can find, we will try to eat. We find grass, we will eat it. That’s just the way it is for now,”a mother says. This shows us how life in South Sudan has affected its people really badly because they’ve walked across the wilderness in search of food and good shelter away from the problems they face. And they have nothing. But the question is: What can you do about it? The people strongly rely on nearby swamps where they hunt for food like fish but although there is food in the area it can never be enough to feed millions of starving people who are at the very edge of genocide and into the arms of famine.

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