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‘I buried my smallest one under a bush’: starvation and sorrow in South Sudan | Jason Burke
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‘I buried my smallest one under a bush’: starvation and sorrow in South Sudan | Jason Burke

by firstsource newsJune 23, 2017

When Mary Cholil sought food and shelter after her village was torched, her three-year-old daughter died. In a country ravaged by hunger and conflict, such tragedies have become all too familiar

The news spreads fast during the day. The raiders are coming. Two columns of fighters, each thousands strong, armed with assault rifles.

“We will fight them. We will take our guns and defend ourselves,” says Simon Logocho, a stall holder in a scruffy market in Pibor, a remote town in eastern South Sudan.

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