1M in South Sudan could face famine without immediate action: UN

April 16, 2014 11:34 PM

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

Ban told reporters before meeting Wednesday with Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's commissioner responsible for humanitarian aid, that "life and death" issues are facing the world's newest nation -- fighting, malnutrition and dire humanitarian conditions.

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