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2 MSF Staff, Others Killed In Fighting In South Sudan Refugee Camp; Violence Exacerbating Country’s Food Insecurity

The Guardian: South Sudan: MSF workers among 18 people dead in violence at U.N. camp
“At least 18 people, including two workers from the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), have been killed in South Sudan after fighting erupted at a U.N. compound where almost 50,000 civilians are sheltering from the country’s civil war…” (Jones, 2/19).

IRIN: Extreme hunger in South Sudan
“The leading food security consortium, the IPC Global Partnership, says there is ‘a really dire, perhaps borderline famine situation’ in parts of Unity State in South Sudan. The situation is likely to deteriorate, it states. However, a lack of information makes it impossible to say whether the situation meets the IPC’s technical definition of a famine — an important, and emotive, signal. Given large-scale conflict and displacement, and underlying fragility, the possibility has been under review for months…” (Parker, 2/20).

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