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South Sudan Faces Famine Without Immediate Humanitarian Assistance, Report Says

News outlets report on an assessment by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) calling for immediate humanitarian assistance for South Sudan to prevent famine.

The Guardian: South Sudan faces ‘concrete’ famine risk and needs urgent help, warn experts
“Famine in parts of South Sudan could be just weeks away unless urgent action is taken to address humanitarian needs…” (Ford, 10/22).

Reuters: Food security body IPC warns of famine in South Sudan
“South Sudan faces the ‘concrete risk’ of famine by the end of 2015 and 30,000 people are already classified as being in a food security catastrophe, a statement from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) said on Thursday…” (Miles, 10/22).