In this April 5, 2017, file photo, Adel Bol, 20, cradles her 10-month-old daughter Akir Mayen at a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. (AP Photo, File)
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With famine on the rise worldwide, the U.N. Security Council threatened sanctions Thursday against governments, armies and rebels that block humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in war zones.The U.N. World Food Program reported in March that between 108 million and 124 million people in conflict situations suffer from severe malnutrition.The war in Yemen has left more than 8 million people on the brink of starvation out of 17 million who are severely food insecure, according to the United Nations.South Sudan's army and rebel groups have been accused of using hunger as a weapon of war, with repeated attacks on aid workers.
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