WFP Alarmed At Increase in Hunger in South Sudan as Conflict Continues and Rainy Season Approaches (For the Media)

In South Sudan, 2.5 million people have started this year unsure of where their next meal is coming from, and we expect the situation will get worse with the start of the lean season in May. WFP is pre-positioning food before the rainy season makes more than half the country inaccessible by road. This reduces our reliance on costly air operations to reach people in need. All parties to the conflict must ensure the security of critically-needed food supplies.