(NRC) – Famine was declared in South Sudan in February. Over 100,000 people have been affected so far. A million more are on the brink of mass starvation. We speak to four families about how they are surviving. Jalab sits in her modest home and prepares a meal for her nine children. It’s made from dried waterlilies she found in a river seven miles away, a trek she must make by foot. Jalab lives in Ngop, in northern South Sudan. It is a village next to an area recently declared as in famine by the United Nations. Families have been fleeing from the area in search of food and water. There are no cows and goats in Jalab’s compound. Not even a single chicken. The famine has forced Jalab’s family to survive largely on waterlilies.