Guernsey sends £46,000 to starving families in South Sudan

Guernsey is sending £46,000 to help feed people starving in South Sudan, where a famine has been officially declared.

Ongoing civil war and a collapsing economy has left 100,000 people facing starvation.

Nearly five million people need urgent access to food, according to the UN, more than 40% of the country's population.

The Overseas Aid & Development Commission is providing £46,393 to buy flour, beans, salt and cooking oil.

South Sudan is facing a deadly famine Credit: Credit: Dorothy Sang

The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust will distribute the food in Wau, Western Bahr-el-Ghazal.

Each household, of around eight people, will get a 25kg bag of flour and beans, a five litre can of cooking oil and a bag of salt.

A further £50,000 of aid has been announced for other East African countries from Guernsey, as well as £200,000 from Jersey.