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More Than 7M People In South Sudan Facing Severe Food Insecurity, U.N. Agencies Warn

Reuters: South Sudan close to famine, facing “toughest year”: aid groups
“South Sudan is close to another famine, aid officials said on Monday, after more than four years of civil war and failed cease-fires in the world’s youngest nation…” (Dumo, 2/26).

U.N. News: South Sudan: A year after averting famine, ‘food insecurity outlook has never been so dire,’ U.N. warns
“One year after famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, three United Nations agencies warned on Monday that without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, more than seven million people in the crisis-torn country — almost two-thirds of the population — could become severely food insecure in the coming months…” (2/26).

Xinhua News: U.N. agencies warn 7 mln people in S. Sudan at risk of rising hunger
“…The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) also warned that progress made to prevent people from dying of hunger could be undone…” (2/26).

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