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Food Shortages, Malnutrition, Civil War Plague South Sudan

New York Times: We Visited South Sudan, Where a Never-Ending Hunger Season Puts Millions in Danger
“…More than four years of civil war — most of this young country’s existence — have chased millions from their homes, leaving countless farms abandoned. The economy has been obliterated. Fighting has overcome some of the nation’s most productive land. Food prices are ruinously high. Even during harvest time in January, when food was most abundant, more than five million people — almost half the population — did not have enough to eat. Now, as food runs out over the next few months, international officials expect that number to grow considerably, with millions potentially facing acute malnutrition…” (Specia/Bracken, 5/30).

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