Flooding and insecurity threaten relief supplies to “hungriest place on earth”

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 06 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4261
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Relief workers are concerned that severe flooding and attacks on staff and clinics are jeopardising their ability to access many of the most severely malnourished people in South Sudan.

    The World Food Programme currently targets almost 11 million people in Sudan, including almost half of the estimated 8 million people living in the semi-autonomous region of South Sudan. This region has many of the world’s worst health indicators.

    Announcing a £20m (€24.1m; $31.8m) contribution to reduce a substantial shortfall in the programme’s $897m appeal for this year’s Sudan operations, a spokesman for Britain’s Department for International Development commented last week: “People are going hungry in Southern Sudan because …

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