Armed conflict, and active political repression are to blame for more than 75% of all recent famines.
In all, some 1.9 million South Sudanese are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, while another 2 million are internally displaced.
4.1 in 10,000 people starved to death per day across South Sudan’s Mayendit county – which is about 10 times the average global death rate
This is a list of 17 countries struggling to come to terms with the impact of two consecutive years of drought, which has left more than 38 million people at risk this year.
South Sudan can feed itself in peace time. Just six months ago, many parts of the country were bustling with enough food – then if fell of the cliff