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2017 Feb 21 Tue, 02:04:48 pm

South Sudan regions face famine - UN

GENEVA, 21st February, 2017 (WAM) -- Famine has been formally declared in parts of South Sudan, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that war and a collapsing economy have left 100,000 people facing starvation, while a further 1 million people are classified as being 'on the brink of famine'. In a statement issued jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, the World Food Programme, WFP, and other humanitarian partners, said that 4.9 million people, more than 40...