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Food crisis in Central African Republic and South Sudan

We’ll talk with Ertharin Cousin (Earth-a-rin Cousin) of the U.N.’s World Food Program. Initially, she was trying to raise awareness of the desperate food shortage in the Central African Republic, but now she’s just as concerned about South Sudan. PHOTO: In this photo taken Tuesday, April 1, 2014, a South Sudanese family distributes cooking oil received from the World Food Programme (WFP) via air drop in Nyal, Unity State, South Sudan. Desperate South Sudan villagers, fleeing fighting across the country, are eating grass and roots to survive as WFP starts costly air drops of food, three times more expensive than road deliveries, to northern parts of the country, straining the ramped-up humanitarian response because only a third of the U.N.'s requested $1.27 billion has been raised for the crisis. (AP Photo/Ilya Gridneff)

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