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In South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen, 20 million people will face life-threatening famine in the next three to four months.
That’s equal to the populations of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and Phoenix combined.
The maxim is true that famine does not result from purely natural causes but is usually “man-made.” Such a description, however, avoids any real accountability for those who have caused the crisis.
South Sudan’s famine would be more accurately described as “government-made.” The most immediate cause lies in the tactics used by the South Sudan government and its principal rebel opponent in fighting the current civil war.
In response to the continued influx of refugees into Uganda, humanitarian agencies are working to expand the Rhino Camp refugee settlement in Uganda’s Arua District, Northern Region, to receive new arrivals in early August.
Massive cattle raids result in complete impoverishment of entire communities and unleash cycles of revenge attacks that poison relations between neighbors and entire ethnic groups.The United Nations has requested .4 billion to address the crisis.The International Committee of the Red Cross says it needs 0 million for its own life-saving operations."All the commanders of (Kiir's) forces are directed to cease any hostility and abide by the order and control their forces," Ateny told Reuters."President Salva Kiir is determined to carry on his partnership with Riek Machar." Machar responded by ordering his troops to stand down.