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UNICEF needs funds for South Sudan hunger emergency

As children starve in South Sudan, UNICEF is short on funds to provide them the life-saving treatment they desperately need.

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For hungry South Sudan, no independence to celebrate

South Sudan today marked the 3rd anniversary of its independence. For the citizens of the country, many who are displaced and starving, there was nothing to celebrate.

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Nuclear famine: a danger shared by all

It was Dwight Eisenhower who said, “if a danger exists in the world, it is a danger shared by all.” Today, all nations must realize that the use of nuclear weapons, even in a regional conflict, could bring about global starvation.

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Marshall’s speech still calls us to fight world hunger

On June 5, 1947, at Harvard University’s graduation, George Marshall delivered a speech calling for the rebuilding of war-devastated Europe. Marshall, the Secretary of State, said the United States had to stand “against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.”

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UN, U.S. and European leaders sound alarm on famine in South Sudan

Leaders from the United Nations, the United States and Europe warned yesterday of famine in South Sudan. The already impoverished country is the setting of conflict between the government and opposition forces.

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New video, website highlight famine threat to Central African Republic

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), yesterday launched a campaign to raise awareness about the severe hunger crisis facing Central African Republic.

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William Lambers: How to avoid famine in wartime

We need to do the same this year in Syria, South Sudan and Central African Republic. These three nations have been struck by war and humanitarian crisis. The director of the U.N. World Food Program, Ertharin Cousin, warns, “We must not wait until pictures of skeletal, severely underweight, children document our failure and neglect.”

Read the full article at the Providence Journal.

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We can prevent famine in war-affected nations

It was Herbert Hoover who said in 1946, “The inevitable aftermath of war is famine.” That spring Hoover led a U.S. effort to avert mass starvation in Europe and Asia following World War II.

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Famine warning for South Sudan

The top UN peacekeeping official in South Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson, is warning of potential famine for the conflict-torn country.

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Hunger Is Everywhere: Perspectives From a 30-Hour Famine

College student Kelly Burger no longer uses the expression “I’m starving.” Why? Because she now knows what starving really means. It’s not having a late dinner or missing one meal.

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