Conflict drives 80 percent of the world’s humanitarian needs — and the crisis in South Sudan is no different.
After pockets of famine were declared in South Sudan earlier this year, the World Food Programme (WFP) and its humanitarian partners launched a massive emergency response.
The good news: These efforts successfully eased famine conditions and, so far, have prevented famine from spreading. The bad news: Violence continues to disrupt South Sudan’s food systems and impede the aid community’s response. Millions of families have been displaced and still teeter on the brink of starvation.