More South Sudanese go hungry but worst of famine eases: U.N.

by Denis Dumo and Tom Miles |

A child is checked for signs of malnutrition by a UNICEF health worker during a registration prior to a humanitarian food distribution carried out by the UN World Food Programme. (Photo: Siegfried Modola/REUTERS)

More South Sudanese people are going hungry and 45,000 are still living in famine-like conditions even though South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday. An estimated 6 million people, half the population, were expected to be in a “crisis, emergency or catastrophe situation” this month and next.