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One Month After South Sudan Famine Announced, It’s a Race Against the Rains to Save Lives


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One Month After South Sudan Famine Announced, It’s a Race Against the Rains to Save Lives

SOUTH SUDAN - 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.

The annual rainy season, which starts in April or May, will make conditions even more difficult for the people in need of help and the aid agencies trying to reach them. Flooding makes roads and airstrips impassable, communities sheltering from the conflict on islands even more isolated, and causes a rise in cholera and other water-borne diseases.

Oxfam is calling for more funding to help reach those in need before to is too late.

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