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South Sudan: The cost of inaction as of May 2021

The people of South Sudan are facing their highest levels of hunger since independence 10 years ago. The lean season from May to July 2021 is expected to be the worst on record. The crisis, however, is about much more than just hunger. Conflict, displacement, flooding, loss of livelihoods, COVID-19, and an inability to reach health care and schools have created urgent humanitarian and protection needs, especially for women and children. Without security and stability, humanitarian needs will continue to grow.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Original Publication Date: 
07 May 2021
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Update
Location(s): 
South Sudan