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South Sudan Conflict Causes Surge In Malnutrition, Aid To Fall Short

News outlets report on the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and its worsening hunger and aid crisis.

Agence France-Presse/News24: At least 7 million need aid in Sudan
“Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the U.N. said on Wednesday…” (7/16).

Bloomberg Businessweek: South Sudan War Causes Surge in Child Malnutrition, MSF Says
“Persistent fighting in South Sudan is causing cases of child malnutrition to ‘skyrocket’ as violence disrupts the planting, harvesting, and distribution of food, Médecins sans Frontières said…” (Doya, 7/15).

Inter Press Service: South Sudanese Children Starving While Aid Falling Short
“Even as aid workers are warning that children in South Sudan are falling victim to mass malnutrition, international agencies are said to be missing their fundraising goals to avert a looming famine in the country. On Monday, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical relief organization, reported that nearly three-quarters of the more than 18,000 patients admitted to the agency’s feeding programs in South Sudan have been children…” (Hotz, 7/15).