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Lucia Adeng Wek holds her 3-year-old son, Wek Wol Wek, who suffers from malnutrition. They're at a clinic in South Sudan run by Doctors without Borders and were photographed on October 11, 2016. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

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A World Food Program food distribution site in Bentiu, South Sudan. The U.N. says nearly 5 million people in the country do not have enough food, and in one region people are already dying of starvation. Kate Holt/AP hide caption

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In South Sudan, People Are Dying Of Hunger As Civil War Continues

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The arms embargo and sanctions fell short of the nine votes needed for adoption Friday. Ethnic violence and clashes have killed tens of thousands in the South Sudan and forced millions to flee from their homes. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Earlier this year, thousands of South Sudanese civilians fled an attack by armed gunmen on a displaced persons compound run by the U.N. in the northeastern town of Malakal. Justin Lynch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Sudan Kicks Out Aid Workers

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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, women stand outside a U.N. Refugee Agency site in Yei, in southern South Sudan. The formerly peaceful town of Yei is now a center of the renewed civil war. Justin Lynch/AP hide caption

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A photo from July 25 shows a United Nations base in South Sudan's capital Juba. Earlier in July, South Sudanese troops attacked civilians near the U.N. mission's headquarters in the city. Jason Patinkin/AP hide caption

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South Sudanese families sit with bags of food rations at the Ayilo Settlement Camp in northern Uganda. Refugees have been coming out of South Sudan in growing numbers since fighting resume there this summer. Durrie Bouscaren/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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As South Sudan Fights, Refugees Flow Into Uganda

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The Terrain Hotel compound was ransacked by South Sudanese troops, who went on to attack foreign aid workers holed up there. Adriane Ohanesian/AP hide caption

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U.N. Report Addresses Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan

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In this Aug. 3 photo, a safe that was shot open is seen in an office of Juba's Terrain compound after it was looted July 11. South Sudanese soldiers killed a local journalist and raped foreign aid workers in a five-hour attack that day. Adriane Ohanesian via AP hide caption

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Aid Workers Provide Harrowing Accounts Of Being Attacked In South Sudan

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Some of the more than 30,000 Nuer civilians sheltering in a United Nations base in South Sudan's capital Juba for fear of targeted killings by government forces walk by an armored vehicle and a watchtower manned by Chinese peacekeepers. Jason Patinkin/AP hide caption

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Black smoke rises above Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on Sunday. Explosions and heavy weapons gunfire are shaking Juba Monday in the fifth day of clashes between government and opposition forces, raising the specter of a return to civil war. Iain McLellan/AP hide caption

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