Some eat water lily bulbs to survive climate disaster In South Sudan

Q: Four years of flooding have wiped out almost all other sources of food, forcing South Sudanese women to wading farther and farther through the floodwaters to find water lily bulbs – a bitter, hard to digest, and even harder to prepare meal to keep their families alive. Where is the East African country of South Sudan?

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Q: The situation in South Sudan is a long-term climate disaster, unlike flooding that has killed more than 7,000 people in Africa so far this year. Which African nation suffered the most deaths?

A. Ethiopia

B. Kenya

C. Libya

D. Malawi

Q: The persistent flooding in South Sudan is linked to major rainfalls flowing in from countries upstream including what nation to the east?

A. Ethiopia

B. Central African Republic

C. Kenya

D. Uganda

Q: Many of the world’s poorest nations like South Sudan are among the hardest hit by climate change and will be seeking more help from richer nations at a United Nations climate conference later this month in what Persian Gulf nation?

A. Egypt

B. Israel

C. Jordan

D. United Arab Emirates

Q: South Sudan’s climate problems have been exacerbated by civil warfare during most of the nation’s existence. When did South Sudan gain independence?

A. 1961

B. 1971

C. 1991

D. 2011

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