A malnourished girl holds onto a doll at a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp inside the U.N. base in Malakal, July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu
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Top UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war.Nearly a million children aged under five face acute malnutrition, the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN children's agency UNICEF said in a joint statement released late Friday, after their top directors visited the impoverished nation.A third of the population, nearly four million people, face "dangerous levels" of hunger, the UN says.
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