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South Sudan hunger at its worst since independence in 2011 - experts| Reuters

May 27, 2015    

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 40 percent of South Sudan's 11 million people need food aid, the latest analysis shows, the highest hunger levels recorded in the world's youngest country, where fighting erupted 18 months ago. Conflict, high food prices and the worsening economy have pushed 4.6 million South Sudanese into hunger, according to the analysis carried out by hunger experts from aid agencies and the government.The number has almost doubled since the start of the year, and those facing hunger in the northeast African nation include 874,000 children under five, the Int...

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