Hunger & Livelihoods

Wednesday 17 October 2018

270,000 Children in South Sudan at Risk of Starvation, 20,000 Expected to Die from Extreme Hunger

One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states

Monday 5 March 2018

$140 Cash Saves Lives and Prevents Split of Sightless Man’s Family in Peak Hunger Season

Save the Children “Cash Plus” interventions saves Wol Deng Kuol, a visually impaired man’s family. With the small cash injection, he is now able to pay school fees, take his children to hospital and buy food.

Friday 26 January 2018

South Sudan’s Starving Children Turn to Beggars

Blog by | Tito Justin | January, 2018

"The only item that is in abundance is Ekamongo, small, bitter, wild green that are boiled, mashed and have to be mixed with oil and salt, it's - the only option for starving children in greater Kapoeta, South Sudan.

 Louis Leeson/Save the Children

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Looming hunger, no health care – children at risk in Lafon, South Sudan

Lafon in South Sudan, an area known for its beautiful scenery and seasonal wildlife migration is experiencing the worst hunger. In a recent assessment by Save the Children, Lafon has severe acute malnutrition rate of 2.9% well above the humanitarian threshold. Ravaged by insecurity and hunger, more than half of the population in the town remain displaced.

Thursday 30 January 2014

'I grow vegetables so my children can go to school'

Martha, 37, lives in Pagak, Upper Nile state. She has six children – four daughters and two sons – aged between 15 years and 18 months old. Like many other people in the area Martha often struggles to feed her family as floods followed by drought mean that it is hard to grow sufficient crops.