South Sudan On Verge Of ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe,’ Says U.N.
News outlets report on the U.N.’s efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
International Business Times: South Sudan Faces Hunger, Malnutrition And Unending Conflict
“South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, is on the verge of a ‘humanitarian catastrophe,’ warned Edmond Mullet, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations. Briefing the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, Mullet said that an impending famine in the conflict-ridden country has put nearly four million people at risk of hunger and starvation…” (Pandey, 8/7).
Reuters: South Sudan humanitarian aid operations are world’s largest: U.N.
“The scale of humanitarian operations in South Sudan is now the largest in any single country and the world’s youngest nation is on the brink of catastrophe as a famine looms, the U.N. deputy peacekeeping chief said on Wednesday…” (Donath, 8/7).
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