Famine threat to South Sudan if war continues to block aid

February 6, 2015 3:41 PM

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JUBA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the swampy frontlines of South Sudan's conflict, women spend hours pounding wild fruits, water lilies and grasses to feed their children, just two months after the harvest.

Aid workers fear famine will again threaten South Sudan in the next few months if forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar continue to shell food distributions, loot aid and menace humanitarian staff.

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