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Warlords endangering lives of 50,000 children

An international organization says a surging fight between two warlords in South Sudan could leave thousands of children starving, even dead, by the end of the year. The report from UNICEF calls out South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar, and blames their confrontations for the fact that as many as 50,000 children will be facing starvation over coming months. The fighting has left the production and purchase of food below needed levels for the long-troubled African region. The inevitable result is starvation. “There’s no question that the conflict has created havoc for the children,” said UNICEF Senior Adviser for Crisis Communication…

Warlords endangering lives of 50,000 children

An international organization says a surging fight between two warlords in South Sudan could leave thousands of children starving, even dead, by the end of the year. The report from UNICEF calls out South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former vice president, Riek Machar, and blames their confrontations for the fact that as many as 50,000 children will be facing starvation over coming months. The fighting has left the production and purchase of food below needed levels for the long-troubled African region. The inevitable result is starvation. “There’s no question that the conflict has created havoc for the children,” said UNICEF Senior Adviser for Crisis Communication…