Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies.
The cause is aand an economic crisis that the war-torn East African nation, the announcement said.
The announcement highlights the human suffering caused by South Sudan's three-year civil war — and even as it is declared, President Salva Kiir's government is blocking food aid to some areas, according to U.N. officials. (AP)
The Japan Times ST: March 3, 2017