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East Africa Food Crisis: South Sudan

The people of South Sudan are facing a battle to survive. The world’s newest nation has been engulfed in a vast humanitarian crisis since violence broke out in December 2013.

More than two million people have been forced to flee their homes, many of whom have escaped to neighbouring countries.

People are in desperate need of the most basic support – food, clean water and shelter. You can help them by making a donation 


In pictures: smiles amid desperation in South Sudan

Two children in South Sudan sit on the ground next to a bottle of water with other children in the background

Forced to flee their homes because of fighting, many in South Sudan are eating leaves to survive.

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Stories, images and videos from South Sudan

Women collect sorghum, a type of cereal, and oil a few hours after the bags hit the ground in Leer

Get an insight into life for those affected by the conflict and our aid workers who are trying to help.

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First Red Cross airdrops in nearly 20 years

What is going on in South Sudan? 

A patient on a stretcher

Questions about the crisis answered and find out how the Red Cross is helping people affected by the conflict.  

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Listen: Why is the Red Cross treating cows?

Cattle in South Sudan

One of our aid workers explains why the Red Cross is treating hundreds of thousands of cows in South Sudan.

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Donate to the East Africa Crisis Appeal

Woman cradles a baby

Parents are watching their children go hungry. They need our help and they need it now.

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