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©Paul Lowe/Panos Pictures..Ajiep SUDAN  1998..WFP (World Food Programme) food distribution point. .Southern Sudan is on the verge of another devastating famine with up to 500,000 people reportedly in danger. As the plight of the Dinka people became international news in April 1998, pressure was brought to bear on the Muslim government, who are fighting a civil war with the tribespeople in the predominantly Christian south, to allow more relief flights into the affected areas.