The Republic of South Sudan
is a landlocked country in
northeastern Africa bordered by
the Republic of the Sudan to the
northc, Ethiopia to the eastd, Kenya to
the southeaste, Uganda to the southf,
the Democratic Republic of the Congo to
the southwestg, and the Central African
Republic to the westh.
South Sudan became an independent
state on July 9, 2011.
South Sudan is divided into ten states,
which correspond to three historical
regions: Bahr el Ghazaln, Equatoriao,
and Greater Upper Nilep.
WE E CAN SUCCE EE ED IIN SAVIING
THOS SE E WHO ARE E
IIN SOUT TH H SUDAN
Government: Federal dominant‐party
President: Salva Kiir Mayardit
Vice President: James Wani Igga
The capital of South Sudan is located at Juba
Just as I entered I saw one man right at thegate,onhishandsand
knees visibly starved, exhausted but perhaps a little hopeful. His
knees and elbows were thick lumps in otherwise boney shafts. His
face was sunken and wretched to look at. He was sent to the left.
After tending to statistics and the questions I needed to ask the man
in charge of food distribution, I had to ask one more question: “Was
that medic at the gate doing what I think he was doing?”
He answered with a tired voice, “Yes,” he said, “He is deciding who
we can feed, and who we cannot feed.”
“Just with a glance?” I asked.
He went on to explain:
Of the 92 counties in South Sudan
researched by the World Food Program,
only seventeen of them are expected to
produce enough cereal foods for the
people in their own counties.