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UN seeks $20 million to airlift food to S. Sudan displaced

By Emma Batha | Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:50 PM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Aid agencies have begun airlifting food by helicopter to tens of thousands of people displaced by escalating violence in the east of South Sudan, where many have spent weeks hiding in the bush.

Fighting between the army, rebels and rival tribes has uprooted an estimated 100,000 people in the east of Jonglei state. Insecurity combined with heavy rains which have ...

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