The State of Hunger in South Sudan
Three in four families in South Sudan face severe food insecurity. Food insecurity is the highest since the country gained independence in 2011. South Sudan is vastly underdeveloped, lacking basic infrastructure for education, health systems, safe water, functioning markets, or paved roads.
About 80 percent of the population live in rural areas and rely on livestock and subsistence farming to survive. Conflict and climate disasters, including extreme flooding, has destroyed homes and food sources and driven families to flee, often with few resources to survive.