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Northern Bahr el Ghazal State at Brink of Famine

Northern Bahr el Ghazal State is at a risk of severe famine as food prices continue skyrocketing.

By Abraham Agoth

AWEIL, 08 June 2012 [Gurtong] -A humanitarian report and environmental review shows that most families are facing hunger as food supplies dwindle by the day.

Rain failure and unpredictable weather patterns have contributed to the situation as most families are forced to fend for alternative food sources.

Major agricultural projects in the state have been badly hit with the rice harvest in South Sudan’s leading rice producer, Aweil Rice Scheme falling by 20 percent while sorghum (dura) harvest fell by 34 percent.

For the first time in 20 years, hundreds of families have been forced to sell assets, including livestock in efforts to tackle the food deficit.

“If there is no food on the table the only thing I can do is to send the children out to collect mangoes so at least they can fill their bellies with something. Unfortunately the mango season will be over soon and I don’t know where we will get our food next”, said a dejected resident only identified as Adhel.


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