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Historic Famine Looms in South Sudan (Video)

Friday, June 6, 2014 | Worthy News / World News


South Sudan faces a historical famine greater than the 1984 Ethiopian famine, with 3.5 million people already suffering from acute or emergency-level food shortages. People have been displaced in the country by more than five months of fighting, and if a shaky ceasefire does not hold, the South Sudanese will not be able to return home to plant crops before the rains begin.

Donors have already pledged more than $600 million in May to help avert a crisis, U.N. officials told Reuters.

Clashes between South Sudanese government forces and rebels have been ongoing since mid-December. A second ceasefire deal was reached in May after the first one in January collapsed. More than 1.3 million people have been driven from their homes since the conflict resumed.

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