South Sudan

South Sudan became the world’s newest country in 2011 but within two years fighting had broken out between Dinka loyal to President Salva Kiir and members of the Nuer tribe, supporting former vice-president Riek Machar.

A combination of violence and drought devastated last year’s harvests, creating food shortages that have left 100,000 people facing famine and another 1 million at risk.

The epicentre of the hunger crisis is Unity state, but across the country there are signs that it is spreading.

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