Press Release

World Vision: urgent action needed to save South Sudanese children from famine

Aid rapidly needs to reach hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who risk starvation in South Sudan following the declaration of famine, warns World Vision.

Ongoing conflict and drought have caused famine in northern South Sudan. 40 per cent of South Sudan’s population – close to 5 million people – are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Over 1 million children are estimated to be acutely malnourished. And almost half the country – 5.5 million people - will face severe food shortages by July if nothing is done to curb the severity and spread of the food crisis.

National Director for World Vision in South Sudan Perry Mansfield said, “The situation facing children who were already hungry and going without meals is now rapidly unravelling. If aid funding and deliveries are not immediately scaled up, we should expect to see children facing a catastrophe and starvation and migration to find food on a massive scale.”

World Vision’s current response in South Sudan includes:

  • Partner with World Food Programme to distribute emergency food aid to half a million people in various parts of the country
  • Provide malnutrition screening and nutrition supplements for children
  • Distribute assorted seeds and provide training for farmers


Donations can be made through:
1. Online donation
2. Direct Bank-in (Hong Kong):
  • HSBC 018-554444-001
  • HANG SENG BANK 286-364385-004
  • BANK OF CHINA (HONG KONG) 012-883-0-002666-2
3. Crossed cheque: payable to “WORLD VISION HONG KONG”

Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69, World Vision Hong Kong (free postage) and mark “Famine in South Sudan” on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

For inquiries, please contact our Donor Services Department on 2394 2394.

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