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U.S. Sends Food Aid Shipment To Sudan; WFP Warns 40% Of South Sudanese At Risk Of Acute Hunger

Agence France-Presse: U.S. sends huge food aid shipment to Sudan for conflict areas
“Nearly 50,000 tonnes of U.S. food aid bound for areas of Sudan affected by conflict arrived in the country on Tuesday, the U.N. World Food Programme said…” (5/26).

Bloomberg Business: South Sudan Faces Worst Hunger Level in Four Years, WFP Says
“South Sudan is facing the highest levels of food insecurity in the nation’s four-year history, with 4.6 million people, or 40 percent of the population, facing acute hunger in the next three months and needing urgent aid, the World Food Programme said…” (Mohamme/Francis, 5/27).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: South Sudan hunger at its worst since independence in 2011 — experts
“…The number has almost doubled since the start of the year, and those facing hunger in the northeast African nation include 874,000 children under five, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis showed…” (Migiro, 5/28).

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