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Drought, famine threaten millions in poor African nations

A boy eats out of a ladle at his home in Ngop in South Sudan's Unity State earlier this month. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) distributed food (maize, lentils, oil and corn soy blend) for more than 7,100 people in Ngop. South Sudan, the world's youngest nation formed after splitting from the north in 2011, has declared famine in parts of Unity State, saying 100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine. Aid groups have slammed a "man-made" famine caused by ongoing fighting in the country where civil war has forced people to flee, disrupted agriculture, sent prices soaring, and seen aid agencies blocked from accessing some of the worst-hit areas.


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Drought, famine threaten millions in poor African nations