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South Sudanese facing severe food shortages

August 26, 2016

The people of South Sudan are facing severe hunger due to massive increases in food prices brought on by continuing conflict in the region.

The food price increases have been astronomical. For example, sorghum prices in Juba are now 1,257 percent higher than the five year average for this time of year.

Immediate humanitarian assistance and improved access for commercial trade are needed, particularly in northern South Sudan where households were already experiencing great difficulty accessing food before the large staple food price increases in July.

Anglican Overseas Aid has already committed $10,000 from our Rapid Response Emergency Fund to help SUDRA (the relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan) assist those seeking help.

More donations are needed though. Please consider donating to our Rapid Response Fund to help the people of South Sudan. You can donate online here or call us on 1800 249 880.

Your prayers for South Sudan are also appreciated at this very difficult time for them.

You can read more about the current situation in South Sudan in this news alert from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

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