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General - June 21, 2017

South Sudan: Half of population food insecure as disease toll escalates

About half of  South Sudan’s population are facing severe food shortages as its three-year civil war drags on.

About half of South Sudan’s population are facing severe food shortages as its three-year civil war drags on.

And that means easily preventable diseases are becoming fatal in the country.

More than two million cases of malaria and 1,000 deaths from it – the biggest cause of death there – were recorded last year.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from opposition-held Dindin in South Sudan.

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