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Famine In South Sudan Threatens Millions Of Lives

Famine In South Sudan Threatens Millions Of Lives

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Severe famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock and the situation has been worsened by compounding “intense political instability”, the United Nations warned on Thursday. The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said it needed $270 million urgently to provide food to hungry South Sudanese in the first half of 2020 and avert mass starvation in the country. “Every factor is in place for there to be famine in 2020 unless we take immediate action to expand our deliveries in areas affected by floods and other areas affected by food loss,” Matthew Hollingworth, WFP country director, told Reuters. “We need to pre-position food around the country in the next two to three mon...
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