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Violence, floods in South Sudan’s Warrap state displace thousands

Violence, floods in South Sudan’s Warrap state displace thousands

DENIS DUMO JAMES Athian and his nine children have been living in a makeshift camp in South Sudan's Warrap state for two months since floods destroyed their house. Athian and his family are among the 377,300 people displaced by floods and violence in Warrap since July, the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Nationwide, more than one million people have been temporarily forced from their homes. "I have nine children and every time they get sick of malaria. (There is) no food and no good place to sleep," Athian told Reuters, standing near submerged houses in…
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South Sudan death toll in disarmament fighting rises to 148

South Sudan death toll in disarmament fighting rises to 148

DENIS DUMO THE death toll in South Sudan's Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government official said on Friday, and the U.N. has deployed forces to maintain calm in the region. Heavy clashes erupted over a two-day period between armed civilians and government forces carrying out a disarmament project after some armed youths in the Greater Tonj area started engaging the security forces. It is still unclear what set off the clashes. Tonj East County Executive Director Makuei Mabior Dhuol told Reuters that the death toll jumped due to…
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At least 81 people killed as South Sudan’s disarmament erupts in violence

At least 81 people killed as South Sudan’s disarmament erupts in violence

AT least 81 people have been killed in the South Sudan region of Warrap State following heavy fighting between armed civilians and government forces carrying out a disarmament exercise, the military's spokesman said on Tuesday. Lul Ruai Koang told Reuters the two-day clashes erupted over the weekend after some armed youths in the Greater Tonj area started engaging the security forces. It was not immediately clear what sparked the fight, he said, adding that an investigation has been started. "Among the dead are 55 members of the security forces and 26 civilians. Another 31 servicemen were also wounded," Koang said,…
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