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South Sudan famine 'within weeks' without funding

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JUBA - Famine will break out in war-torn South Sudan within weeks unless massive funding for food aid is provided, aid agencies warned on Thursday. 

Boys push a wheelbarrow with goods at the Tomping Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Juba on July 2, 2014

"If the conflict in South Sudan continues, and more aid cannot be delivered, then by August it is likely that some localised areas of South Sudan will slip into famine," warned Britain's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a coalition of 13 major aid agencies.

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