Saturday, July 23, 2016

South Sudan Facing A New Refugee Crisis

DW: UN: Tens of thousands fleeing violence in South Sudan

Recent fighting in South Sudan has forced over 26,000 people to flee the country into neighboring Uganda, said the UN refugee agency. The UN warned that the rising influx has stretched the capacity of reception centers.

Over 26,000 South Sudanese refugees displaced by violence crossed the border into Uganda this month, reported the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday.

"Since fighting erupted on July 7 … 26,468 people have crossed into Uganda's northern region," UN refugee agency spokesman Andreas Needham wrote in a statement.

He added that 24,321 of the refugees had arrived in the previous six days alone.

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More News On The Crisis In South Sudan

South Sudan Armed Opposition Claims to Remove Vice President -- AP
S. Sudan: Kiir gives Machar ultimatum to return to Juba -- Al Jazeera
Machar's Return to Juba Unlikely, Spokesman Says -- VOA
Split appears in South Sudan opposition, threatens more turmoil -- Reuters
Cholera Outbreaks Confirmed in South Sudan -- VOA
26,000 flee South Sudan to Uganda, says UN -- AP
Number of people fleeing South Sudan violence hits one-day record, officials say -- Reuters
Who Will Save South Sudan As It Teeters On the Verge of Civil War, Again? -- Newsweek
Is There Any Hope for Peace in South Sudan? -- New York Times
South Sudan Crisis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -- Heavy

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