U.N. Calls For Increased Efforts To Stop Potential Famine In South Sudan

News agencies report on the worsening food crisis in South Sudan, as the United Nations calls for increased donor efforts to fight potential famine.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of world inaction as South Sudan famine looms
“Top U.N. aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war. Nearly a million children aged under five face acute malnutrition, the World Food Program (WFP) and U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said in a joint statement released late Friday, after their top directors visited the impoverished nation…” (7/26).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. warns of ‘hunger catastrophe’ for South Sudanese children
“Two United Nations humanitarian agencies today called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan which they said is being allowed to happen, just as it occurred in Somalia and the Horn of Africa three years ago…” (7/25).