As the rainy season ends, armed groups start to take positions and continue the neverending civil war which makes impossible the distribution of food for the displaced masses. This is, probably, de the deadliest war in this century but no one seems to care about it.
“The situation in South Sudan is on a knife-edge. The relative peace of the rainy season is over, and fighting could escalate at any time, forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes for their own safety. Harvesting and transporting food will become impossible, and millions of people will go hungry. We have to act now to avert it, said Zlatko Gegic, country director for Oxfam in South Sudan.
A year after the fighting started in South Sudan the country remains in a severe food crisis with up to 2.5m people estimated to be at risk of hunger if the conflict continues, Oxfam warned today. Since the fighting started on 15 December 2013, 1.9 million people have been forced to leave their homes, including 479,000 who have fled to neighbouring countries. Even during the harvest season, around 1.5 million people were suffering food insecurity. A further 1 million people could join their ranks by March 2015 if fighting scales-up soon.
Oxfam has helped over 360,000 people in South Sudan, including giving clean water and sanitation to 60,000 people and helping displaced people with their livelihoods.