'Worse Than the Shooting': War Pushes South Sudan Toward Famine
For five months, Nyabany and her five children had avoided the gunfire. But they were dying all the same. The “constant” firefights near Nyabany’s village brought on by South Sudan’s civil war drove her family into nearby swamps, where they hid partially submerged in water and ate water lilies to survive until the fighting died down. But by November, even the flowers became impossible to find, and starvation soon set in. “Hunger was worse than the shooting,” Nyabany said.
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