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South Sudan children survive on waterlilies as crisis escalates

By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 1 million children in South Sudan have been forced to flee their homes since conflict erupted a year ago, some are surviving on waterlily roots, and there may be famine next year, the U.N. children's agency warned on Friday. Some 12,000 children are being used by armed groups and others are increasingly vulnerable to violence, sexual abuse and exploitation, the agency added. "The situation on the ground is horrific," UNICEF spokeswoman Doune Porter said from the capital Juba. "Time and again I hear colleagues who've worked in many other emergencies saying 'we've never seen anything this...

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