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South Sudan’s war disrupts farming, creates famine

“I went only with my fear,” said Gatluok Chuol. “If the soldiers found me, they would have killed me.” For several months last year, the 65-year-old South Sudanese farmer risked his life in order to feed his family. In July, when fighting erupted between South Sudan’s government and opposition forces …

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Five Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen conflict

Five Sudanese soldiers have been killed while fighting for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition against Houthi forces in Yemen, a spokesman for Sudan’s armed forces said on Wednesday. The statement was a rare acknowledgement of casualties suffered by Sudan since the east African nation sent hundreds of its soldiers to Yemen …

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Hungry South Sudanese eat leaves and seeds to survive

South Sudanese villagers are eating leaves from trees and precious seed stocks as food runs out in areas where famine has not been declared, a humanitarian aid group said Monday. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said villages outside Aweil Centre County in the north of the country were on the …

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Sudan opens humanitarian corridor for ‘brothers’ in South Sudan

The Sudanese government on Sunday said it would open a new humanitarian corridor to deliver food assistance to the needy population in South Sudan. Famine was recently declared in Mayendit, a village in South Sudan’s Unity state, the latest crisis in the country’s three-year civil war. About 100 000 people …

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U.S. warns South Sudan govt against ‘deliberate starvation tactics’

The United States warned South Sudan’s government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine could “amount to deliberate starvation tactics.” A civil war erupted in 2013 when President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, fired his deputy, Riek Machar, a …

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UN official urges South Sudan to allow food aid distribution

The UN humanitarian chief is demanding immediate access for aid distribution in famine-hit South Sudan amid continued fighting and the recent looting of a humanitarian organisation. Stephen O’Brien said after a two-day visit to South Sudan that obstacles to humanitarian assistance continue, including active hostility, access denials, and bureaucratic impediments. …

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