Recently, the United Nations and the government of South Sudan declared a state of
famine in parts of South Sudan, the most severe state of food insecurity. According
to the United Nations, 100,000 South Sudanese are facing imminent starvation,
and millions more are on the brink of famine.
South Sudan has
been experiencing a severe drought this year, which has caused massive crop
failure. This has left many families without the ability to produce food for
their own consumption or to sell in the market. Furthermore, the famine declaration
comes as South Sudan continues to be embroiled in multiple armed conflicts that
have left millions of people displaced and thousands killed or injured.
and sisters in South Sudan need our support. Please take a moment to ask your
members of Congress to support supplemental funding request to help address the
humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.