More displaced in S Sudan:
South Sudan has the world’s fastest growing displaced population and more needs to be done to help them, says the director of the United Nations refugee agency.
More than 4 million South Sudanese have fled their homes, nearly 2 million of whom went to neighboring countries, said UN and other organizations.
The international community should do more to help South Sudan, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, said after visiting a camp for the displaced.
“The international neglect that you see here is matched nowhere else in the world,” Grandi told The Associated Press. “Wherever you look there are dead ends.”
Grandi on Sunday visited South Sudan’s largest camp for internally displaced people in the town of Bentiu. It’s the second largest camp for displaced in the country, after the capital of Juba, with 120,000 people living in rows of tented squalor. Although conditions are dire, most of the camp’s residents are too scared to leave. (AP)