CORRECTED: Terekeka at risk of hunger as crop yield drops
John Madong, head of the food security commission in South Sudan’s Terekeka state said the agricultural output has dropped sharply in the state due to extreme hot weather.
Madong told Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday that the hot weather conditions led to poor harvests this season, making communities vulnerable to food insecurity.
The government official said Terekeka state is well known for the mass production of ground-nuts but this season, the crops have dried up and the people of Terekeka are now depending on wild fruits for survival.
He called on aid organisations to come to the rescue of the people of Terekeka before their situation worsens further.
NOTICE OF CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that the head of the World Food Programme in Terekeka said the hot weather conditions led to poor harvests this season. This is incorrect. It was the chairperson of the food security commission in Terekeka state.