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'America first' shouldn't mean cutting foreign aid 25.2.2017 Washington Post
'America first' shouldn't mean cutting foreign aid
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The world is ignoring an 'unprecedented' starvation crisis 24.2.2017 Washington Post: World
Hunger has reached stunning new global levels, the U.N. says.
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Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean? 24.2.2017 NPR News
Just as we rank hurricanes and earthquakes, officials have developed a five-phase scale to rank food crises.
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Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion - UN 23.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion - UN
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UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger ‘catastrophe’ 23.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.
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South Sudan’s man-made famine demands a response 23.2.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
The United States should work to curb the fighting at the core of expanding misery.
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Famine declared in region of South Sudan - UN 21.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Famine declared in region of South Sudan - UN
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Famine strikes in South Sudan, as people in four countries face starvation 21.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The South Sudanese government and humanitarian agencies on Monday declared a famine in parts of the country, which has been devastated by three years of war.

The announcement comes as international aid agencies are overwhelmed by catastrophes unfolding in four countries.

The United Nations Mission...

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Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation 20.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The crisis is “man-made,” with civil war destroying the nation’s agriculture, officials say.
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Famine declared in part of South Sudan's Unity state 20.2.2017 AP Top News
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation....
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U.S. lawmakers want North Korea added to terror blacklist again 18.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Democrats and Republicans on the same page after the ‘assassination’ of Kim’s half-brother in Malaysia.
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UN says fighting in 2 South Sudan hotspots is ‘devastating’ 14.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The U.N. peacekeeping department said in a confidential note to the Security Council that recent increased fighting in two hotspots in South Sudan is having “devastating consequences” for civilians.
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Amid unprecedented needs, UN and partners launch $1.6 billion aid appeal for South Sudan 14.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Amid unprecedented needs, UN and partners launch $1.6 billion aid appeal for South Sudan
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Humanitarian aid groups say they will be hindered by Trump’s travel restriction order 3.2.2017 LA Times: Nation

Several international aid organizations say they have been forced to make contingency plans in case staff members are barred from entering the United States under President Trump’s new immigration rules.

Some are reassessing plans for staff scheduled to come to the country for briefings and meetings....

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3 Ways Trump's Travel Ban Could Affect Humanitarian Aid Workers 2.2.2017 NPR News
The order will have a direct impact on the thousands of international aid employees who travel from country to country to provide life-saving aid.
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UN mission in South Sudan 'deeply concerned' by clashes between Government and opposition forces 31.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
UN mission in South Sudan 'deeply concerned' by clashes between Government and opposition forces
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Obama administration to lift some sanctions against Sudan 13.1.2017 Washington Post
The outgoing administration will ease some financial sanctions as a show of goodwill toward the government of leader Omar al-Bashir, according to a senior U.S. official and others briefed on the move.
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No Peace to Keep: The UN Is Letting Down Civilians in South Sudan 4.1.2017 Truthout.com
The failure of UN peacekeeping forces to stop atrocities against civilians in South Sudan last July was one more example of the UN's fundamentally inadequate peacekeeping philosophy. A culture of impunity pervades the UN forces, which dwell in silos and answer to different -- and often contradictory -- masters. A United Nations refugee camp, now home to about 30,000 people fleeing the civil war, in Malakal, South Sudan, June 16, 2015. (Photo: Tyler Hicks / The New York Times) The civil war in South Sudan has raged since December 2013, having started just over two tense years after nation's inception. This trauma has rewritten the story of South Sudan. The rosy prognostications made by the country's  American partners in the halcyon days of the 2005 peace accord and after the 2011 declaration of independence are in ashes now. Harrowing  accounts of atrocities -- from rape to forced cannibalism -- have become commonplace in the time since.  To date , more than 50,000 people have been killed and another 2 ...
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23 Nobel Laureates, global leaders urge UN in an open letter to make Rohingya issue a 'priority' 30.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
23 Nobel Laureates, global leaders urge UN in an open letter to make Rohingya issue a 'priority'
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South Sudan just avoided a U.N. arms embargo. But can it dodge famine and genocide? 29.12.2016 L.A. Times - World News

In a year of grim news, the spread of fighting in South Sudan has doubled the number of people facing severe hunger in the past year to 4.6 million, about a third of the population.

The risk of famine and genocide in the coming months is dire, international aid agencies have warned. The number...

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