Half of South Sudan's Population 'Severely Hungry,' ICRC says

Half of South Sudan’s population is ‘severely hungry,’ the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported on August 17, despite the lifting of official famine classification for some parts of the country in June.

Violence in the country has displaced one in three people, they said. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization described the situation in June as at “risk of a hunger catastrophe.”

The ICRC released this video showing conditions at Deim Zubeir, a camp for internally displaced people on August 17. Credit: International Committee of the Red Cross via Storyful