A United Nations MI-8 helicopter at the airport in Juba, South Sudan December 22, 2013. (AP Photo/UNMISS)
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War-torn South Sudan faces possible famine early next year, the U.N. chief in the country warned Thursday, as aid workers said the shooting down of a U.N. helicopter threatened efforts to save lives.The U.N. Security Council said the U.N. Mi-8 cargo helicopter was downed Tuesday by an "attack" that killed three Russian crew members and injured another, but did not say which side was to blame.Over 45,000 civilians are sheltering in the U.N. camp in Bentiu alone, some of more than 100,000 civilians who have fled to U.N. bases to escape the conflict.
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