Sally Foster-Fulton said, ‘Thanks to the Scottish Government’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund, our partners in South Sudan will be able to support people who have reached a catastrophic level of hunger caused by the worst flooding in 60 years.’
Extreme weather has caused two harvests to fail. Farmers and fisher folk are running out of options. Women, children and those already in poor health are particularly vulnerable to starvation.
Christian Aid has been working in South Sudan for decades and our partners consulted with the most vulnerable communities to identify the best short- and long-term solutions to this food crisis.
Sally Foster-Fulton is acutely aware that our work in South Sudan must provide immediate support and enduring resilience to the impacts of climate chaos.
Our partners are distributing cash to those most vulnerable to starvation. Seeds and fishing kits will go to households who have lost their livelihoods. The project will last for 4 months.
You can find out more about our work with communities on the brink of famine at our Global Hunger Emergency Appeal.