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South Sudan

Tackling Child Hunger in the World’s Newest Nation

Last week, on the one year anniversary of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan, we reported on the extremely alarming malnutrition rates present in border areas of the country. Today, as we continue to shed light on the hard but hopeful realities faced by the people of South Sudan, we share two stories that reveal their struggles and illuminate their possibilities.

Malnutrition Rates Reach Alarming New Highs in South Sudan

Today marks the one year anniversary of South Sudanese independence from Sudan. How do things fare for the South Sudanese population one year later? Today, we share the alarming news about the continued hunger crisis in one part of the country. And stay tuned to the blog later this month for more stories about our work in the world’s newest nation.

As Conflict Continues, Keeping Focus on South Sudan’s Humanitarian Crisis

The peace between Sudan and South Sudan was not to be, at least not for long. Even after the Republic of South Sudan’s independence last July, tensions remained high between the former civil war combatants. Oil fields—mainly located along the contested border region—became the focal point in a play for power that has intensified into violent clashes over last month.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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