Security fears hamper South Sudan famine aid effort

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The joint appeal by WFP, UNICEF and FAO warns that nearly five million people – more than 40 per cent of South Sudan's population – urgently need help. Photo: WFP/Cagri Ilban

The fighting must stop in South Sudan if at least 100,000 people are to be saved from famine, UN aid agencies said on Monday.

The World Food Programme (WFP) – one of the organizations to launch the joint appeal – said that the current crisis is man-made, in reference to the ongoing civil war.

WFP's Bettina Luescher spoke to Daniel Johnson about the need to pre-position aid around the country now, before the rainy season begins.

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