Sudan Starvation in a Fruitful Land

Civil war produces a terrible new weapon: food, not bullets

There is, cruelly, food to be had. The land is fertile, the rains were good, and this year's harvest will be the best in a decade. But 4 million people are starving because of a civil war that Sudan has inflicted upon itself. Standing between the food and the people are 58,000 government troops and 30,000 rebels of the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. On both sides the terrible weapon is increasingly food, not bullets.

More than a million people have already died in the conflict between the predominantly Muslim north and the Christian and animist south. Now some 250,000 are wasting...

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