The United Nations has voiced alarm over dire living conditions in South Sudan’s war-zone regions, saying tens of thousands of people there are facing death by starvation.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN children’s fund (UNICEF)
and the World Food Program (WFP) said in a joint statement on Thursday
that “at least 30,000 people are living in extreme conditions and are
facing starvation and death.”
Sources say those worst affected are
in the northern battleground state of Unity, once the country’s key
oil-producing region, which has been a scene of heavy fighting between
government troops and rebels.
Latest UN figure shows some 3.9
million people are in crisis -- a third of the country’s population. The
figure marks a massive 80-percent rise compared to the same period last
Meanwhile, WFP chief Joyce Luma, has said that the
counties of Leer, Guit, Koch and Mayendit, are the hardest-hit
areas, where aid agencies have been forced to pull out in recent months
due to fierce fighting.
“People are on the edge of a catastrophe that can be prevented,” Luma said.
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