Sudan: Washington Reacts Slowly To New Famine Crisis

Washington Reacts Slowly To New Famine Crisis

While PRESIDENT CLINTON's foreign policy team debates how to prevent the fighting in Kosovo from killing tens of thousands of Albanian refugees, a larger humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the Sudan. International relief organizations estimate that 2.6 million people, many of them children, are in danger of starving to death in southern Sudan, which has been hammered this year by El Nino-induced drought and a long-festering civil war. "We've got a hellacious famine on our hands," worries ROGER WINTER, director of the U.S. Committee for Refugees. The U.N. and U.S. have been slow to react to the crisis. Washington, which has...

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