Ethnic fighting in South Sudan is taking a devastating toll. More than a million people fled the violence during the critical planting season. Now, aid groups warn parts of the country could slip into famine and diseases including cholera are spreading with deadly effect.
A coalition of British aid groups warns that parts of South Sudan may slip into famine by August if more aid is not delivered and fighting continues. The Disasters Emergency Committee said Thursday that member agencies have less than half the money needed to prevent South Sudan’s food crisis from getting worse.
Aid groups have issued many warnings of a looming famine in South Sudan, which was plunged into violence in December when the president accused his deputy of attempting a coup. They are stretching medical services to the breaking point. CCTV’s Robert Nagila reports from the capital of Juba.