UN warns of an impending food crisis in South Sudan.
The United Nations issued a harsh warning on Tuesday about numerous imminent food catastrophes in South Sudan and throughout the world.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), the food crisis is the result of war, weather extremes, economic shocks, and the lingering effects of the coronavirus epidemic.
According to the study, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen are still on ‘high alert’ as hotspots with catastrophic circumstances, while Afghanistan and Somalia are new additions to this worrisome category since the previous hotspots report, which was issued in January.
It urges immediate humanitarian assistance in 20 “hunger hotspots” where severe hunger is predicted to intensify between June and September 2022.
“We are profoundly worried about the combined effects of overlapping crises threatening people’s capacity to produce and access goods, forcing millions more into high levels of acute food insecurity,” said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu in a statement obtained by NCMP.
“We are racing against the clock to assist farmers in the most impacted nations, especially by swiftly raising potential food production and strengthening their resilience in the face of obstacles,” he said.
According to the research, segments of the populations in these six countries are reaching IPC (Integrated Phase Classification) phase 5 ‘Catastrophe’ levels, with up to 750,000 people suffering famine and death in Ethiopia, Yemen, and South Sudan, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
It makes precise suggestions for emergency humanitarian aid in order to save lives, avert starvation, and defend livelihoods.
The UN agencies argue for flexible humanitarian financing to better anticipate requirements and safeguard populations during the crucial window between an early warning and a shock.