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6 INTERVIEW Food Crisis in South Sudan Since 2016, South Sudan has been struck by a severe food crisis, caused by drought and the ongoing civil conflict. Numerous people have already fled to neighbouring countries including Ethiopia and Uganda. E2C interviewed three members of the IOB community, namely alumnus Lemessa Demie Anbessa, Prof. Emeritus Robrecht Renard and the South Sudanese IOB student Kujiek Ruot Kuajien to shed their light on the causes and consequences of the crisis. E2C: What are the main causes of the current (food) crisis in South Sudan? RR: Of the 23 countries that are currently listed as “foo