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24 May 2017

Heads of UN Food Agencies Call for Urgent Peace in Famine-Stricken South Sudan (For the Media)

JUBA – All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday. FAO’s José Graziano da Silva and WFP’s David Beasley made their appeal during a visit to Unity State, one of the areas in South Sudan worst hit by the current hunger crisis.

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