Increase in human aid pull South Sudan ‘out of famine’
- June 22, 2017
South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine following an increase in aid, a United Nations-backed report said. However, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report said 1.7 million people are still facing emergency levels of hunger, one step below famine.
The famine, announced in February, was the first be declared anywhere in the world since 2011. Armed conflict, low harvests and soaring food prices have been blamed.
Tens of thousands of people have died and millions displaced since fighting erupted in the country more than three years ago.