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Hungry for Peace: Exploring the links between conflict and hunger in South Sudan

Hungry for Peace: Exploring the links between conflict and hunger in South Sudan
12 pages

Authors
Buchanan, Elysia

Publication date
28 Feb 2018

DOI
10.21201/2017.1855

ISBN
978-1-78748-185-5

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Briefing note

In December 2017, South Sudan marked four years of devastating conflict. Only a few months later, it has reached another critical point: more South Sudanese are hungry than ever before.

While the February 2018 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) does not declare famine, any classification of IPC 3 upwards means people need aid to survive. This means that 6.3 million people are struggling to get enough to eat, and are dependent on humanitarian aid that is increasingly difficult to access.

This report examines the impact of the ongoing conflict on hunger through the prism of livelihoods; women’s empowerment; displacement; water, sanitation and hygiene; and the spread of disease. It provides recommendations for the international community and warring parties on what they can do to stop the violence, increase access to humanitarian aid and allow the people of South Sudan to recover. 

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