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Sudan facing possible famine, warns U.S. envoy

Half a million people in Sudan could face a famine by March if international humanitarian organizations are not allowed to enter the country, U.S. envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman warned Wednesday.

A malnourished Sudanese child sits on a woman’s lap at a nutrition and feeding center in Sudan. (Hannah McNeish/AFP/Getty Images)

“There is a looming humanitarian disaster in Sudan,” Lyman said in Pretoria Wednesday, in a speech designed to drum up support for African intervention in Sudan. “Africa needs to speak with one voice. Africa needs to say, ‘We cannot allow this to happen.’”

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