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Humanitarian world news: Famine in South Sudan

Famine has been declared in part of north central South Sudan’s Unity state. A million people are on the brink of famine, in addition to the 100,000 facing imminent starvation, according to U.N. agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP).

Walk for water: Your 6K vs. theirs

6K is the average distance round trip women and children in the developing world walk for water — water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. How far is 6K? Compare a 6K here in the U.S. to a walk for water in Africa.