FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, two South Sudanese refugee boys carrying their belongings arrive at a refugee collection center in Palorinya, Uganda. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch, File)
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South Sudan's famine is a disaster created by its leaders, say analysts who argue that while food may save some lives now it is only peace that can bring lasting relief.There is no catastrophic drought in South Sudan, no natural driver for the famine afflicting 100,000 and threatening a million others.South Sudan government forces and allied militias have denied access to -- and sometimes attacked -- aid workers and looted relief supplies.South Sudan's leaders fought for decades for independence, but once they got it in 2011, the fighting turned inward.Instead, just days after famine was declared on Feb. 20, triggering a ramping up of humanitarian efforts, Juba raised foreign worker visa fees a hundred-fold to as much as $10,000 (9,300 euros).Critics say the silence of South Sudan's government and rebel leaders is fuelled by corruption.
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