UN: Villagers eating grass, roots to survive in South Sudan

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South Sudan Eating Roots
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and released by the World Food Programme (WFP), food supplies dropped from the air by a WFP plane land on the ground 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/WFP, Giulio d'Adamo)