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Hunger Stalks S. Sudan; Desperate Turn to Leaves

When they’ve exhausted all other options for food, people here strip leaves from the trees. Boiling the leaves in a bit of water gives them just enough calories to survive. More than 2.5 million people face food insecurity in war-torn South Sudan, humanitarian agencies warn. Poor harvests, violence and constraints on trade have pushed this area into what those agencies have classified as a level-three food crisis – two steps below famine.   Understanding its dimensions requires...

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