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South Sudan close to famine, facing ‘toughest year’: aid groups

South Sudan is close to another famine, aid officials said on Monday, after more than four years of civil war and failed ceasefires in the world’s youngest nation. Almost two-thirds of the population will need food aid this year to stave off starvation and malnutrition as aid groups prepare for the “toughest year on record”, members of a working group including South Sudanese and U.N. officials said. “The situation is extremely fragile, and we are close to seeing another…

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