Millions of South Sudanese Face Famine in ‘Lean Season’

South Sudan (Mission Network News) It’s been just over two months since the South Sudanese government declared famine conditions in parts of the country, according to Relief Web. Now we’re getting close to what’s called the “lean season” in South Sudan from May to July.

The latest UNICEF report says over five million people—almost half of the South Sudanese population—will face severe food shortages, and over one million children will be acutely malnourished.

World Mission carries out ministry in South Sudan. Greg Kelley with World Mission shares on the situation: “Because the infrastructure has been gutted over decades of war that’s going on, the infrastructure is almost non-existent in every capacity of the word—including educational, from a business standpoint, from a development standpoint, agriculture—just the entire infrastructure is in shambles. So there’s millions of people who are entirely dependent upon humanitarian aid.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Pray for both Sudans for food and liberty. It’d be nice if every Earthling could study and work like the American Puritans or the religious Jews.

  • BooBooBaby

    I pray for them.