Aid agencies need US$166 million in South Sudan: UN
APKAMPALA, Uganda -- The United Nations humanitarian office says aid agencies need US$166 million to save lives amid continuing violence in South Sudan.
December 27, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
Some 45,000 people have taken refuge in and around U.N. bases in the country and 81,000 people have fled their homes as a result of fighting that has raised fears of a civil war in the world's newest country.
Violence began spreading across South Sudan after a fight among the presidential guards on Dec. 15, pitting soldiers from Kiir's Dinka ethnic group against those from the Nuer ethnic group of former Vice President Riek Machar.