Health workers perform CPR on a policeman who suffered from cholera, at a medical camp in Juba, South Sudan, on June 3, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / SAMIR BOL)
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South Sudan can only avoid famine if a shaky ceasefire holds and people displaced by more than five months of fighting are able to return home in the next few weeks to plant crops before the rains, a senior U.N. official said.Donors pledged more than $600 million in May to help avert a crisis which aid agencies said could be the biggest since the 1984 Ethiopian famine, with 3.5 million people already suffering from acute or emergency-level food shortages, including a million unable to meet basic needs, the United Nations says.If such conditions were not met, the United Nations has said up to four million people could face a possible famine.
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