U.S.-Funded Demining Strengthens Food Security in South Sudan


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(U.S. Department of State Dip Note) Nearly 12 years after its independence, South Sudan continues to struggle with the impacts of conflicts new and old. More than two-thirds of the total population faces significant food insecurity in which families lack reliable physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet dietary needs for a productive and healthy life. Climate change and continued conflict exacerbate South Sudan’s food security challenges.

Climate-driven shocks, such as four years of extreme floods, have reduced agricultural yields and increased South Sudan’s reliance on costlier external food supplies. Moreover, Russia’s brutal and unprovoked war against Ukraine has caused a global increase in prices for fuel and basic goods affecting the buying power of many communities around the world, including in South Sudan.

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Published: Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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