War Child Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Samantha Nutt was on CBC’s The National recently to discuss the worsening state of famine in South Sudan. In case you missed it, you can watch the entire clip below.
“A famine is a catastrophe in slow motion, or at least it starts off as a catastrophe in slow motion and several things have to go wrong at once. It’s kind of the perfect storm” said Dr. Nutt, when asked if there is any one factor that leads to a crisis such as this. “Famine is not something that plagues stable governments in well-functioning democracies.”
The people of South Sudan have been failed by their leaders and the international community. And to a large extent, their deteriorating situation has gone unnoticed.
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