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Donors Pledge More Aid To S. Sudan As Country Faces Cholera Outbreak, Threat Of Starvation

News outlets continue coverage on South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis as donors pledge more aid.

Reuters: U.N. warns of South Sudan famine as donors pledge more aid
“More than a third of South Sudan’s population, or 4 million people, will be on the brink of starvation by the end of 2014 as fighting rages in the world’s newest country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday…” (Fouche, 5/21).

Sudan Tribune: South Sudan: UNICEF Calls for U.S.$10 Million to Stop Cholera Outbreak in S. Sudan
“The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday that cholera is rapidly spreading in the South Sudan and called for $10 million to stop the outbreak…” (5/19).

U.N. News Centre: Donors pledge $600 million to bolster U.N.-led aid response to South Sudan crisis
“International donors [Tuesday] pledged more than $600 million dollars in aid to South Sudan at a conference hosted by Norway and the United Nations aimed at preventing famine and upholding human rights in the world’s newest country which has been ravaged by months of fighting…” (5/20).