Fractured Land: Ethnic Conflict and Food as Weaponry in South Sudan

South Sudan is a nation in its infancy. Born in 2011 after decades of internal conflict whilst part of the Republic of Sudan, the country is mired in a civil war that has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands. It is now faced by a further threat, resultant of the ethnic conflict it isContinue reading “Fractured Land: Ethnic Conflict and Food as Weaponry in South Sudan”

The Right to Food: Climate Change

While some politicians continue to deny either the existence or the importance and urgency of global climate change, as seen recently in the US, it is evident that climate change is having a tangible, present-day impact on food production, and may in the future lead to greater food insecurity. It is therefore vital that contemporaryContinue reading “The Right to Food: Climate Change”

Famine, War, and Disease: Why South Sudan Cannot Catch a Break

Ever since its independence from Sudan in 2011, the newly formed state of South Sudan has faced social, political and economic instability despite the efforts of countless forms of humanitarian aid and support. Earlier this year, the United Nations declared famine in parts of war-torn South Sudan where around 100,000 people face starvation and millionsContinue reading “Famine, War, and Disease: Why South Sudan Cannot Catch a Break”

Nigeria and the Unspoken Effects of Boko Haram

In Nigeria, “nine million people need emergency relief; 4.5 million people are severely food insecure; [and] 2.5 million people have been forced from their homes,” according to the United Nations (UN). UNICEF stated that “an estimated 244,000 children faced severe malnourishment in Borno State alone and warn[ed] that an estimated 49,000 – one in fiveContinue reading “Nigeria and the Unspoken Effects of Boko Haram”