The organization for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in South Sudan stated that humanitarian organizations operating in the war torn country would need approximately US$1.6 billion to provide life-saving assistance and protection to 5.8 million people across South Sudan in 2017.
Over 7 billion people today need food and water to live and survive. Another 2 billion will be added to that number by 2050. Estimates say that human beings can survive a month without food, but not more than 15 days without water.
Member states of the Permanent Inter-states Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and development partners from the West Africa sub-region will meet in the capital city of Burkina Faso for a two-day meeting to engage discussions on trade development and food security and nutrition issues.
Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, as the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies have warned.