“The international community must now follow global Britain’s lead to save lives and stop the famine before it becomes a stain on our collective conscience,” she added.
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“They will take you from your homes and slit your throat.
For the small children they stab them, then they die later.
Children would die of illness.” A famine was declared in parts of South Sudan last month in the first such catastrophe the world has seen in six years.
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Think of tropical hard wood – ebony, mahogany, teak – and you probably don’t think of South Sudan.
“I've seen children tied to their dead mother and thrown in the river - soldiers have been doing this a lot.” Sylvia fled after seeing her best friend murdered, taking in a baby girl she found abandoned at the roadside on her journey to neighbouring Uganda.
“When we began our journey, I saw with my own eyes two boys and one woman…they had been slaughtered,” she added, saying soldiers were using knives to save bullets.