‘I can go days without eating’: Hunger rises in South Sudan

by Sam Mednick

Photo: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Gatdin Bol, 65, who fled fighting and now survives by eating fruit from the trees, sits under a tree in the town of Kandak, South Sudan. Five years into South Sudan’s civil war more than seven million people are facing severe hunger without food aid, according to the latest analysis by the U.N. and the government. [Sam Mednick/Associated Press]

Five years into South Sudan’s civil war more than 7 million people are facing severe hunger without food aid, according to the latest analysis by the U.N. and the government. Aid workers warn that a recent surge in fighting could once again plunge thousands of people into famine.