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Canada an­nounced an ad­di­tional con­tri­bu­tion of $86 mil­lion to as­sist famine and war rav­aged South Su­dan. That’s on top of the $36.9 mil­lion Canada gave to South Su­dan in March.

Bibeau said the funds will im­prove ac­cess to ba­sic health ser­vices, in­clud­ing fam­ily plan­ning and re­pro­duc­tive health care for women and girls, as well as in­creas­ing ac­cess to food.

Ugan­dan town of Arua watch­ing the in­flux of South Su­danese. He said Mon­day about 100 un­ac­com­pa­nied chil­dren are cross­ing the bor­der each day; their par­ents have ei­ther been killed or have oth­er­wise fallen by the way­side dur­ing the ex­o­dus.

“It’s the fastest grow­ing refugee cri­sis in the world; chil­dren are at the heart of it,” said Mes­sen­ger. “While Uganda has been very open, at a cer­tain point, there’s a break­ing point.”

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