A number of countries in Africa are facing mass hunger on an unimaginable scale because of famine that has struck them with no signs of ending soon. One such country is South Sudan where tens of thousands are tragically starving and millions more struggle to find food on a daily basis. Nigeria and Somalia are also experiencing this life threatening menace where people are struggling to feed themselves and their children. The worst thing? The famine in Africa is all man-made! Millions of people are starving in Africa In February, the United Nations estimated that 100,000 South Sudanese were starving. Five million people (that’s almost half the country’s population) have such limited access to food that they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Aid agencies fear the situation for the South Sudanese could be much worse now. South Sudan isn’t the only African country in the face of mass starvation. A historical famine is also threatening millions of people in Nigeria and Somalia. Hardly mentioned in the Western media, there are an estimated 15 million people in those three countries who are at risk of dying because of a lack of food; starvation. The UN has already officially declared a full-fledged famine in some parts of South Sudan and warned that the other two countries would also suffer mass casualties from food and water shortages if “prompt and sustained humanitarian intervention” doesn’t happen soon.