More dis­placed in S Su­dan:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

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)

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