EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- The United States is providing $180 million in emergency aid to address a food crisis in South Sudan.<br />
White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice says the people of South Sudan face the worst food shortage in the world. She blamed the suffering of the South Sudanese on their leaders' inability to put the people's interests ahead of their own.<br />
The money for the food aid is coming from USAID, as well as a Department of Agriculture trust.<br />
The White House says the U.S. has already provided South Sudan with more than $456 million in humanitarian aid, but more is needed because of the threat of famine.
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