Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham has spent a week behind the scenes in South Sudan observing the growing humanitarian crisis with RTE’s Ray Kennedy.

The UN World Food Programme yesterday warned that seven million people, or two thirds of the population, are facing food shortages.

It also warned that 150,000 are at risk of famine. 

A concerted international effort is now needed in the country, which is in the midst of civil war.

Liam Cunningham accompanied the RTÉ news team in his role as ambassador for the World Vision aid agency, and spoke with Ray Kennedy in a village on  the outskirts of the capital Juba which funding from Ireland helped to construct.