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UN: 1.5 Million South Sudanese on Brink of Famine

The United Nations warned Wednesday that 1.5 million South Sudanese are on the brink of famine and 20,000 are already in famine conditions. "The next lean season, which begins in March, is likely to see food security worsen, and could see famine conditions spread to several new locations across the country," deputy U.N. humanitarian chief Ursula Mueller warned. Mueller told Security Council members that more than 5 million South Sudanese nearly half its population of 12...

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