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    Mass starvation starts in Sudan


    Hundreds of children have started to starve to death in Sudan's war-torn western province of Darfur.

    The BBC's Hilary Andersson saw the burial of two-year-old Ikram and says 400 other children in the same southern camp were unable to keep food down.

    Their families have fled attacks by pro-government Arab militias, accused of forcing black Africans off the land.

    Last week, a senior aid worker said 300,000 people would starve in Darfur, even if help is sent immediately.

    Some 10,000 have died in Darfur, since a rebellion broke out last year and one million have fled their homes.

    The rains have already begun to fall, which will soon make Darfur, an area the size of France, virtually impassable, our correspondent says.

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