One month since famine was declared in two areas of South Sudan, it is a race against the forthcoming rains to save lives Oxfam warned today.
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Oxfam is calling for immediate humanitarian and political action as the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines.
Unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground in South Sudan, humanitarian agencies will struggle to stop famine spreading across the country in the next few months.
Levels of hunger and malnutrition could deteriorate further with many more lives lost unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
The man-made tragedy of years of conflcit has resulted in a famine being declared in parts of South Sudan - the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years.
The agencies call on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians, facilitate safe passage of those trapped in conflict areas, allow humanitarian access to those in need and cease damage to vital infrastructure.
Yemen’s population is at risk of catastrophic hunger as food imports continue to plunge and on current trends the war torn country will effectively run out of things to eat in a few months.
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