100,000 dis­placed in re­gion of South Su­dan

The Dallas Morning News - - WORLD -

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.

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