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Over One Million Displaced by South Sudan Conflict

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  • 2014 Mar 31
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According to a UN report, the conflict in South Sudan has left over 800,000 displaced and over 250,000 fleeing to find refuge in surrounding nations, such as Ethiopia. Although warring sides signed a ceasefire in January, Worthy News reports, some intermittent hostilities have continued (including killings along ethnic lines) and as the violence continues, things may continue to worsen for the South Sundanese people. The conflict has led to “a serious deterioration in the food security situation,” according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, leaving over 4 million people in need of humanitarian aid. The two warring factions are led by forces backing President Silva Kiir and former vice-president Riek Machar, respectively.