19.02.2019

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Furthermore, they got to know about various fish species as well as drying and smoking methods. Now contracts with supermarkets and hotels are to follow for the distribution of the products.

The impact of the prolonged conflict
According to the UN, around 7.1 million people in South Sudan require emergency support in the areas of food supply and agriculture. An estimated 1.1 children under the age of five years are threatened by acute malnutrition, while more than 260,000 are already seriously undernourished. The prolonged conflicts are having a devastating impact on agricultural production. Restricted access to health services and a lack of sanitation are making the situation even worse. In addition, there is the migration of people. The country has 1.84 million internally displaced persons. And then there are 2.5 million people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and DR Congo.

 

Author: Zélie Schaller

This article is an abridged version of “Urbaner Gartenbau gegen den Hunger” by Zélie Schaller, which was published in the journal “Eine Welt” run by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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