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180,000 people displaced in South Sudan

Author : | Published: Monday, December 30, 2013

About 180,000 people have reportedly been displaced by the violence in South Sudan, according to the United Nations.

This includes 75,000 people sheltering at UN bases in Juba as well as Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said some 106,000 people have been reached in the three states, inside and outside UN compounds.

The assistance to displaced communities includes food, healthcare, vaccinations, clean water, sanitation and protection services.

OCHA has also appealed for 209 million US dollars over the next two months to respond to immediate needs caused by the crisis.

Thousands of people took refuge at compounds of the UN Mission in South Sudan in Juba, Bor, Bentiu and Malakal when fighting spread across the country between SPLA and rebels forces on December, 16th.

The government has been urging people displaced by the conflict to return to their homes.

However fear still grips most parts of the country as talks between the government and Dr. Riek Machar have failed to take off.



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