The United Nations says a quarter of a million children face starvation in South Sudan as tensions rage on in the poverty-stricken African country.

The UN humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer was quoted by Press TV as saying one in three children are acutely malnourished and 250,000 children face starvations.

He urged donors to contribute to a 1.63 billion dollars aid appeal, warning that violence and suffering were raging on in the country.

According to the UN , at least two-thirds of the country's 12 million population need aid, with 800,000 people suffering from emergency levels of hunger.

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