Famine looms in South Sudan as government devotes resources to war effort

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_SSD130415AA003.jpegJUBA, South Sudan — Angelina Lado, a 45-year-old mother of five, has been staving off hunger since the army ransacked, then burned down, her hometown of Yei near the Ugandan border late last summer in their search for rebel fighters in the country’s three-year civil war. She essentially depends on luck to eat.

“Me and [my] children live on wild fruits and grains, if we are lucky,” she said as she was registering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where she hoped to become a refugee eligible to receive food and other benefits. “We go to bed with empty stomachs. Life has been too hard to me and my children.”

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