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South Sudan Conflict Erases Gains in Food Security, UN Agencies Say

The conflict in South Sudan has undone the strides the young country has taken toward food security in recent years, U.N. agencies said Monday. Food insecurity levels had dropped to a record low of 3.4 percent of the population from around 10 percent following two good harvests in a row and helped by lower prices, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a report. But when "serious conflict erupted in mid-December in Juba, which...

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