South Sudan Is Making It Difficult For Foreign Aid Workers To Help Fight Famine

March 21, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

South Sudan joins Venezuela in struggling with inflation wrote The Economist:

  • Last year hyperinflation in South Sudan peaked at more than 50% a month.
  • Oil used to produce 99.8% of the world’s newest country’s export revenue – and after prices collapsed the government printed money to pay its debts.
  • Food is mostly imported from neighboring countries, and prices have massively jumped contributing to a “near-famine situation”.
  • Despite its citizens needing all the help they can get, the government’s latest revenue measure is to raise the cost of work permits for foreign aid workers from $100 per person to $10,000.

Read more on The Economist.