In December 2013, civil war broke out in South Sudan. Political upheaval and ongoing conflict—combined with widespread insecurity, inflation, food deficits, and an unstable economy—have contributed to a spiraling humanitarian emergency. Much of the population has been displaced, forced to flee to safety, leading to Africa’s largest refugee crisis.
Today, almost four years after the onset of conflict, an elevated risk of famine threatens many parts of the country. Six million people are in urgent need of food assistance – the greatest number of people suffering from hunger ever recorded in the nation.
But despite monumental hardship, food shortages, and threats to their lives and livelihoods, some people are stronger than adversity. Throughout November, we will share stories of people striving to overcome hunger and be agents of change to help their communities.
Stay tuned to meet all of them and be inspired by their strength in our upcoming series, “Four Years of Conflict: Four Forces for Change.”
“My child was sick and he didn’t want to breastfeed, so I had to take him to the Action Against Hunger Stabilization Center in my village. While staying there, the staff told me about hygiene and sanitation. So, with their help, I decided to build a latrine in my own home.”