The UN Security Council has labelled the situation in South Sudan a ‘catastrophe’ and the food crisis which it faces, the worst in the world. JAM has been active in the country since 2002, working to assist with stabilizing food insecurity and implementing sustainable solutions.
Women and children account for 83% of the refugees in South Sudan, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Sadly, they arrive sickly and malnourished, desperate after an arduous and often dangerous journey with no food or water to sustain them. With a dire food shortage in the country, and a famine being declared in at least two states, malnutrition and starvation are a real threat. Often, the food that is obtained is shared between families and neighbours, and many don’t receive sufficient nourishment as a result. Due to the famine and a reduced crop production, food insecurity and malnourishment is further exacerbated.
JAM’s first priority in South Sudan, in the midst of turmoil and volatile situations, is to provide the displaced refugees with food and aid in improving their general well-being.
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