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​ຮູບ​ຂອງ​ໂຄງ​ການ​ອາ​ຫານ​ໂລກ: ເຮ​ລີ​ຄອບ​ເຕີ້​ກຳ​ລັງ​ລົງ​ຈອດ ທີ່ສະໜາມ​ບິນ​ ​ຖືກ​ນ້ຳ​ຖ້ວມ ຍ້ອນ​ຝົນ​ຕົກ​ໜັກ.

ຫົວ​ໜ້າ​ໂຄງ​ການ​ອາ​ຫານ​ໂລກຂອງ​ສະ​ຫະ​ປະ​ຊາ​ຊາດ ໄດ້​ເຕືອນ​ວ່າ ​ຊາວ​ຊູ​ດານ​ໃຕ້ຫຼາຍກວ່າ 4 ລ້ານ​ຄົນອາດ​ຈະ​ກ້າວ​ເຂົ້າ​ສູ່​ໄພອຶດ​ຫິວ ໃນ​ໄລ​ຍະ 6 ເດືອນ​ຕໍ່​ໜ້າ ນອກ​ຈາກວ່າ​ໂຄງ​ການ​ອາ​ຫານ​ໂລກ ຈະ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ເງິນ​ທຶນ ເພື່ອ​ກະ​ກຽມ​ການຊ່ວຍ​ເຫຼືອ​ທາງ​ດ້ານ​ອາ​ຫານ​ໄວ້.

ຜູ້​ອຳ​ນວຍ​ການ​ບໍ​ລິ​ຫານ​ໂຄງ​ການ​ອາ​ຫານ​ໂລກ ທ່ານ​ເດ​ວິດ ບີ​ສ​ລີ ໄດ້​ໄປ​ຢ້ຽມ​ຢາມ​ຊູ​ດານ​ໃຕ້ ໃນ​ອາ​ທິດ​ແລ້ວ ຫຼັງ​ຈາກ​ໄດ້​ເກີດ​ໄພ​ນ້ຳ​ຖ້ວມ ທີ່​ທຳ​ລາຍ​ເຄື່ອງປູກ​ຂອງ​ຝັງ ສັດ​ລ້ຽງ ແລະ​ວິ​ຖີ​ຊີ​ວິດ​ການ​ເປັນ​ຢູ່​ຂອງ​ຊາວ​ຊູ​ດານ​ໃຕ້ ຫຼາຍ​ຮ້ອຍພັນ​ຄົນ. ທ່ານ​ໄດ້​ຮ້ອງ​ຂໍ​ການ​ຊ່ວຍ​ເຫຼືອ​ຈາກ​ປະ​ເທດ ​ທີ່​ໃຫ້​ການ​ບໍ​ລິ​ຈາກ ເພື່ອ​ຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອ​ປະ​ຊາ​ຊົນ​ຊາວ​ຊູ​ດານ​ໃຕ້.

​ທ່ານ​ບີ​ສ​ລີຍກ່າວ​ຕໍ່​ລາຍ​ການ ຊູ​ດານ​ໃຕ້​ເປັນ​ຈຸດ​ເພັ່ງ​ເລັງຂອງວີ​ໂອ​ເອ ວ່າ “ກະ​ລຸ​ນາ ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ບໍ່​ສາ​ມາດ​ຫັນ​ຫຼັງ​ໃຫ້​ແກ່ບັນ​ດາ​ຄອບ​ຄົວ​ແລະ​ພວກ​ເດັກ​ນ້ອຍ ທີ່​ ໄຮ້​ດຽງ​ສາຢູ່​ທີ່ນັ້ນ. ຄວາມ​ບໍ່​ສາ​ມາດ​ໃນ​ການ​ຊອກ​ຫາ​ເງິນ​ທີ່​ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ຕ້ອງ​ການເພື່ອ​ຮັບ​ມື​ໃນ​ຊ່ວງ​ທີ່​ເກີດ​ວິ​ກິດ​ການ ອາດ​ໝາຍ​ເຖິງ​ການ​ສູນ​ເສຍ​ຊີວດ ມັນ​ອາດໝາຍ​ເຖິງ​ສະ​ພາບ​ໄພ​ອຶດ​ຢາກ ແຕ່​ກໍ​ຂໍ​ໃຫ້​ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ມີ​ຄວາມ​ຫວັງ​ໄວ້​ວ່າ ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ຕ້ອງ​ໄດ້​ຮັບມື​ກັບ​ສິ່ງ​ທີ່​ພວກ​ເຮົາ​ຈຳ​ເປັນ​ທີ່​ຈະ​ຫລີກ​ລ່ຽງ​ໄພ​ອຶດ​ຫິວນັ້ນ.”

ບັນ​ດາ​ອົງ​ການ​ໃຫ້​ຄວາມ​ຊ່ວຍ​ເຫຼືອ​ກ່າວ​ວ່າ ມີ​ເກືອບ​ນຶ່ງ​ລ້ານ​ຄົນ​ຕ້ອງ​ການ​ຄວາມ​ຊ່ວຍ​ເຫຼືອ ຫຼັງ​ຈາກ​ສັດ​ລ້ຽງ ພືດ​ຜົນ ແລະ​ສ່ວນ​ໃຫຍ່​ຂອງ​ຊັບ​ສິນ​ເຂົ​າ​ເຈົ້າໄດ້​ຖືກ​ທຳ​ລາຍ​ໂດຍ​ໄພ​ນ້ຳ​ຖ້ວມ​ແລ້ວ.

The head of the U.N. World Food Program has warned that more than 4 million South Sudanese may slide into famine in the next six months unless the WFP receives funding to pre-position food aid.

WFP Executive Director David Beasley visited South Sudan this past week in the wake of floods that have destroyed crops, livestock and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese. He pleaded with donors to help the nation's people.

"Please, we cannot turn our back on the innocent families and children out there,” Beasley told VOA's South Sudan in Focus. “Failure to raise the money we need within the crisis period could mean loss of lives, it could mean famine conditions, but let's hope we get the response we need to avert famine."

Aid agencies say nearly 1 million people need assistance after floodwaters destroyed their animals, produce and much of their property.

Beasley warned that if the crisis was not addressed quickly, it could be a source of conflict within South Sudanese communities and cause a wave of immigration to other countries.

4.5 million in jeopardy

Matthew Hollingworth, the WFP country director in South Sudan, said 4.5 million people faced acute and emergency levels of food insecurity.

He said when people reach that point, they can slide into catastrophic food insecurity, which means a state of famine, which can quickly lead to many deaths.

Hollingworth said South Sudan was already at the worst level of malnutrition.

"We are already, from a nutrition perspective, above the emergency threshold for malnutrition in the world today, with 16 percent malnutrition in young children,” he told South Sudan in Focus. “Fifteen percent is the global emergency threshold. When you are above that, you have already crossed a red line.”

Hollingworth said WFP might be forced to scale down its operations if it does not secure the required funding in time.

In one severe local case, officials and residents in South Sudan's Boma state said more than 10,000 households in Jebel Boma County were facing severe hunger.

'Really suffering'

Resident Mary Medina said the hunger crisis started five months ago when floods hit the area. She said locals were surviving on wild vegetables collected from the bush, after heavy rains washed away all roads that enabled traders to import goods from neighboring states.

"We are really suffering here in our state,” Medina said. “We don't have access to roads, and also there is no network to connect us to other states. So we are just isolated here. Another problem is our markets are closed because there is nothing to be sold to the people for survival."

Jebel Boma County resident Martha Kuram said children in particular were suffering.

"Our children are really starving,” she said. “We are just managing on a local vegetable called malkiring. We cook it for the children to eat every day. For those who would like to help, they should hurry up and rescue us, because if they don't, then I think people are going to perish in the near future."

Jebel Boma County Commissioner Aliston Waskin said severe hunger in Boma state was widespread. Waskin said he had pleaded with national officials and humanitarian agencies to intervene, but that no single agency had responded.

Waskin said many people were at risk of dying.

"All these 58,000 are suffering. In fact, some of the people went to Ethiopia … and some of them came back,” Waskin said. “So those who are now present in Jebel Boma County in various places are facing this hunger."

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