100,000 civil­ians re­port­edly dis­placed

The Washington Post - - THE WORLD -

A South Su­danese gov­ern­ment of­fen­sive in the Jon­glei re­gion has dis­placed roughly 100,000 civil­ians, the United Na­tions said Thurs­day.

A re­port from the U.N. of­fice of hu­man­i­tar­ian af­fairs said fight­ing in the Waat and Wal­gak ar­eas last week caused scores of thou­sands of civil­ians and 60 aid work­ers to flee.

The United Na­tions warned that the gov­ern­ment of­fen­sive could ex­ac­er­bate food in­se­cu­rity in the re­gion, where some ar­eas are on the brink of famine. Food drops in one area have been sus­pended be­cause of the fight­ing, the agency said.

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