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3.7M People Face Severe Food Shortages In South Sudan, Up From 1M This Time Last Year

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan will face escalating food crisis in 2017, U.N. agriculture agency warns
“As the conflict in South Sudan grinds on, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned [Monday] that 31 percent of the country’s population, or 3.7 million people, are facing a severe food security risk, despite the end of the lean food season and start of harvests — a major increase from the one million who were in a similar situation at this time last year…” (11/7).

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