South Sudan: 10 years after independence, 7 million people at risk of famine

FRANCE 24 English– Jul 9, 2021

The world’s newest country is marking a decade of #independence. But the situation is dire for the people of #SouthSudan, despite the 2018 peace deal between President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar that put an end to a six-year #civilwar. The deal isn’t respected much beyond the capital. Amid food shortages, communal conflicts and floods linked to global warming, prospects are grim for one of the poorest countries on the planet. The World Food Programme says some seven million South Sudanese can’t get enough to eat. Since the government in Juba has no plan to help them, many people rely on international aid to survive.

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