Africa

Aid workers kidnapped in famine-hit South Sudan

US charity Samaritan's Purse says South Sudanese staffers detained by 'armed personnel' in country's north.

Africa

South Sudan violence, hunger forcing families to flee

It has been six years since South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan. But the violence that's followed has left South Sudan refugees heading north to the country they fought so hard to leave.

Africa

Aid groups criticise South Sudan for $10,000 visa fees

Government is trying to profit from humanitarian crisis by imposing huge fees on foreign workers, aid agencies say.

Africa

Famine-hit South Sudan hikes fees for aid workers

Work permit fees increased 100-fold for foreign aid workers to $10,000, officials say, despite ongoing famine.

Inside Story

What can be done to save millions facing famine?

A man-made humanitarian crisis, unprecedented in recent history and one that is entirely preventable.

Africa

UN: South Sudan blocking desperately needed aid

Government restricts UN peacekeepers and creates obstacles to aid, humanitarian chief says, charges officials dispute.

Africa

Cholera on the rise in famine-hit South Sudan

Cholera cases are on the rise in South Sudan, as tens of thousands of people flee famine and conflict. Aid organisations say more than 100 people have died from the disease in the past six months.

Africa

What is a famine?

Here is an exploration of a term that evokes the very worst of human suffering.

Africa

Famine-hit South Sudanese eat water lilies to survive

Families caught up in famine hide from marauding gunmen in swamps, survive on little more than lilies.

UpFront

Who's to blame for South Sudan's civil war?

We speak to "Mama" Rebecca Garang, former adviser to President Salva Kiir and widow of the country's founder.

UpFront

Is Israel winning?

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett defends the end of the two-state solution in the era of Trump.

Humanitarian crises

$4.4bn urgently needed to prevent 'famine catastrophe'

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

Africa

South Sudan areas affected by famine

The United Nations has declared a famine in certain parts of the world's youngest country, South Sudan.

Inside Story

Who is to blame for famine in South Sudan?

The United Nations says millions are going hungry in the world's newest country.

Africa

Famine declared in South Sudan's Unity state

More than 100,000 people in two counties of Unity state are starving, UN and government officials say.