(WFD)— Access to food is on a decline in South Sudan, where families must eat seeds and leaves from trees to survive.
“Eating barely edible wild foods is a coping strategy for communities trying to survive a food crisis,” said NRC’s South Sudan country director Rehana Zawar.
“The bitter leaves eaten by families we spoke to are from the Lalop tree, and have limited nutritional value. When families eat these leaves and little else, malnutrition quickly follows.”
The situation in South Sudan is on a path of terror. It is inhumane to watch and let our fellow man starve, scooping to eat leaves and precious seeds.
The consumption of seeds is particularly alarming in the farming community, which will have few to plant in the next growing season.
The country is in a crisis, with more than 10,000 death’s every day.
That means by the time you finished reading this article an additional 35 people died.