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UN speaks of famine in parts of South Sudan

UN speaks of famine in parts of South Sudan

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The United Nations and the government of South Sudan have the famine declared in two regions of the country, and fear that other parts will be affected.

In a report to warn the UN and the government that at this time, 100,000 people to little access to food and that this is possible in the short term, increasing up to 1 million people.

According to the South Sudanese government will be in July, potentially up to 5.5 million people have a serious lack of food. That is almost half of the country.

“Our worst fears have come true”, says Serge Tissot of the Food and Agriculture organization of the united nations against AP. According to him it is normal as fertile land torn apart by wars that the inhabitants have to live from what plants they can find it and what fish they can catch it.

Famine South Sudan

A mother with a malnourished child in South Sudan. The UN and the government, the famine was declared in parts of the country.
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A dried up piece of land near El-Fasher. Large parts of agricultural land by drought or by war will no longer use it.
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The UN warns that many children will die if not fast-food aid will be given.
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A refugee camp in South Sudan. In the African country going on since december 2013 a civil war, where hundreds of thousands of people on the flight have been captured.
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The UN also warns that many children will die if not fast-food aid will be given. There are currently more than 250,000 children in South Sudan are severely malnourished.

In the African country going on since december 2013 a civil war, where hundreds of thousands of people on the flight have been captured. Tens of thousands of people came to life. Then-secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations said in december to expect a genocide in South Sudan if the countries of the UN does not immediately take action.

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