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>> At a temporary nutrition clinic near the border with Sudan, an estimated 20,000 famine-hit South Sudanese emerge from the surrounding swamps to register for emergency rations. Many have not eaten for days.>> They've been living on water lilies. They've been living on roots from reeds in the rivers.
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At most, eat once a day. It's really tough conditions and we hope that our regular and consistent humanitarian support in this area will be able to serve these people.>> They're caught up in the country's civil war, hiding from roaming gunman in the swamps and islands of the river Nile unable to farm crops or earn money.
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>> We don't have enough food. We are in the war and we have many, many problems in our home.>> Last week the UN declared that parts of South Sudan are experiencing famine, the first time the world has faced such a disaster in six years. And the problem is largely man-made.
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The world's youngest country plunged into civil war in 2013 after a divide between the President and his deputies split the nation down ethnic lines. Since then, inflation has hit up to 800%, and war and drought has paralyzed agriculture. Many parts of the country are now inaccessible due to fighting.
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The UN says 100,000 people face imminent starvation. And some 5.5 million people, almost half the population, will not have a reliable source of food by July.