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Food fears for tens of thousands in Jonglei

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Tens of thousands of people face severe food insecurity as they hide in the bush in South Sudan's Jonglei State following another wave of violence that has cut off aid to them. "We believe these people need food now and cannot wait for much longer after hiding in the bush for weeks," said Chris Nikoi, the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) South Sudan country director, in a statement on 23 July. "We need more food supplies in the country and more helicopters to take this food to those who most need it."