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From Sudan, a New Wave of Lost Boys | NYTimes.com

YIDA, South Sudan — Thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming out of an isolated, rebellious region of Sudan, fleeing a relentless aerial assault and the prospect of famine. Sent by their parents on harrowing odysseys across battlefields and malaria-infested swamps, the children are repeating one of the most sordid chapters of Sudanese history: the perilous flight of the so-called Lost ...

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South Kordofan: Sudan’s latest humanitarian hotspot | GlobalPost

Omar al-Bashir’s government is waging a brutal war against the people of South Kordofan. As Sudan’s army fights anti-government rebels, an estimated 1 million civilians suffer from daily air strikes that threaten their lives and prevent them from growing crops. The situation is fast becoming another humanitarian crisis to equal Darfur, but the international community has barely responded. NUBA MOUNTAINS, ...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Worsening food crisis : IRIN Africa

JUBA, 20 February 2012 (IRIN) – An already dire food situation in South Sudan could deteriorate amid growing economic problems, food shortages and a mass influx of people fleeing Sudan in the next two months, agencies warn. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said that in South Sudan’s first year of statehood, half the ...

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BURUNDI: Fears of looming food shortage | IRIN Africa

BUJUMBURA, 27 January 2012 (IRIN) – There are fears of a looming food shortage in Burundi after heavy rains damaged two successive harvests, say officials. “More than half of the expected harvest was lost in flooding and siltation,” Methode Niyongendako, a consultant with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said. The rains peaked in mid-September and November, exceeding forecasts ...

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North Koreans will ‘die from malnutrition within months’ | The Guardian

Humanitarian groups fear that the death of Kim Jong-il could worsen North Korea’s dire food situation, after the US postponed a decision on potential aid. The country has relied on foreign supplies since the devastating famine of the mid-90s killed hundreds of thousands of people. But the World Food Programme (WFP) and NGOs have warned that the situation is particularly ...

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