Hunger rising in South Sudan despite ebb in famine: UN agencies

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In South Sudan, a mother kisses her baby, who is suffering from severe acute malnutrition with complications, including tuberculosis. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

Although famine has eased in South Sudan, the number of people struggling to find food has risen, UN agencies and their partners warned on Wednesday.

More than six million people are now facing hunger, up from 4.9 million in February, representing the highest level of food insecurity that the country has ever experienced.

Serge Tissot is the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) representative in South Sudan.

Speaking on the line from the capital, Juba, he told Sandra Ferrari what is behind the surge in numbers.

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