Fresh warnings of 'catastrophic' famine in South Sudan

Save the Children have launched an appeal for donations for the African nation of South Sudan, which is on the brink of a "catastrophic" famine.

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Donors meet over South Sudan amid famine warning

Norway will host a humanitarian conference for South Sudan in Oslo today, as the UN warned urgent action is needed for millions displaced from their homes who are now facing acute food insecurity.

The meeting comes after the president of South Sudan told the BBC he needed humanitarian assistance.

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir yesterday Credit: Reuters

Salva Kiir said his country faces one of its worst famines unless the current conflict ends. He said it was essential that humanitarian agencies were allowed to work.

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