100,000 displaced in region of South Sudan
NAIROBI, Kenya — A South Sudanese government offensive against rebels in the Jonglei region has displaced 100,000 civilians and forced dozens of aid workers to abandon an area with dire humanitarian problems, the United Nations said Thursday.
Aid organizations in Jonglei have been fighting widespread food insecurity and a long-running outbreak of cholera. South Sudan’s Ministry of Health has recorded 5,995 cases and 146 deaths due to the disease.
In all, 3.5 million people have been displaced in South Sudan’s civil war, the U.N. says, and 1 million people are on the brink of starvation.