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The twin evils of famine and war kill children in South Sudan

The twin evils of famine and war kill children in South Sudan
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By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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Millions of South Sudanese children suffering famine and war

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The UN refugee agency has highlighted the plight of children in South Sudan.

The twin evils of war and famine has created a humanitarian crisis of dreadful proportions.

As many as one million children have fled the world’s youngest country while another million are internally displaced.

Children make up 62% of more than 1.8 million refugees uprooted by three years of escalating conflict in #SouthSudanhttps://t.co/RArp9VoDTCpic.twitter.com/oLSNaE9o2c

— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) May 8, 2017

The aid agencies are in a desperate race against time to save lives.

Children make up 62% of more than 1.8 million refugees uprooted by three years of escalating conflict in #SouthSudanhttps://t.co/RArp9VoDTCpic.twitter.com/oLSNaE9o2c

— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) May 8, 2017

Water and sanitation are the focus for NGO’s more toilets, clean drinking water, soap, water treatment tablets all low-tech, but life saving.

I have walked with families torn by our war: I’m with you. Our war has divided us. That is why we work to end this conflict. #SouthSudan

— President Salva Kiir (@PresSalva) January 21, 2017

What is developing is a perfect storm as South Sudan suffers Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are suffering drought and violence with 20 million at risk.

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