According to the United Nations South Sudan is on the brink of mass starvation.
More than a third of South Sudan’s population is without adequate food or water.
South Sudan is the newest country in the world, gaining independence from Sudan in 2011.
However, civil war broke out in last year. This was started by the president who accused his deputy leader of trying to take power. this caused the army to divide into two waring sides.
The country is now on the brink of famine with around 7 million people at risk of hunger. This includes around 223,000 children facing severe malnutrition.
In addition to the starvation the people of South Sudan are facing, international aid agency, Oxfam, says that the country is also facing a cholera outbreak.
The United States and United Kingdom have pledged more than £360m to help combat the crisis.
Article written by D Mulhern