What is happening in South Sudan?
The world hasn’t seen a famine in almost 6 years since Somalia. That’s now changed. The United Nations just officially confirmed famines in two regions of South Sudan. South Sudan also happens to be the world’s youngest nation. The United Nations is also warning of possible famines in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that 4.9 million people, or 40% of South Sudan’s population, will be severely affected over the coming months, and possibly another 15 million people more across the region if the famine worsens.