100 000 flee week of South Sudan fighting

2015-05-08 17:01
Displaced South Sudanese citizens wait at a Sudanese border checkpoint in Joda, where Sudan's White Nile state meets the South's Upper Nile, after fleeing battles between rebel and government forces. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP)

Displaced South Sudanese citizens wait at a Sudanese border checkpoint in Joda, where Sudan's White Nile state meets the South's Upper Nile, after fleeing battles between rebel and government forces. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP)

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Juba - Up to 100 000 people have fled a week of heavy fighting in South Sudan's civil war in the key northern oil state of Unity, the United Nations said on Friday.

"Since the beginning of May, military activities south of Bentiu in Unity State have forced up to 100 000 people from their homes," UN aid chief in the war-torn country Toby Lanzer said in a statement.

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