Cash crunch drives South Sudan’s troops and families to the edge

Cash crunch drives South Sudan’s troops and families to the edge

Cash crunch drives South Sudan's troops and families to the edgeThree years into a civil war and with inflation above 800 percent, South Sudan's government is struggling to pay its troops. When delayed wages finally arrive, the cash is so devalued it barely buys food for a week.      Army wives have joined the lines of gaunt women queuing for food aid or cradling emaciated toddlers at hospitals in Juba, the capital, as soldiers prey on civilians or aid agencies. The government is losing its ability to rein them in.


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