Juba, 13th August 2018. The UN Security Council is expressing grave concern at the "food security crisis" in South Sudan.
The Council in a statement after closed-door briefings on Friday said the ongoing fighting in the country "is one of the main direct causes" of food insecurity.
UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock mentioned possible famine in parts of South Sudan.
The Council called for immediate implementation of a ceasefire and unhindered humanitarian access.
It noted "considerable challenges" on the path to peace including plans for implementation of the peace agreement.
President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar signed a peace deal on governance and ceasefire in Khartoum, Sudan on August 5.