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News: South Sudan no longer has 'famine,' UN says, but 2 million remain near starvation

South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost two million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated six million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations.

Article: Overfed and underfed: global food extremes

The two food extremes – chronic undernourishment and obesity – are worldwide challenges, impacting the well being of more than one-fifth of humanity. Despite all the expressed concerns, laudable goals, increased expenditures and commendable efforts, still there is no answer for how to fundamentally tackle these twin crises. By Joseph Chamie, former director of the United Nations Population Division.

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