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Fight Blocks Aid to Thousands of Displaced in South Sudani
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January 14, 2014 9:20 PM
The world’s newest nation is struggling with an old problem - violence. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, but since then fighting has claimed what some estimate to be nearly 10,000 lives. The ethnically diverse, oil-rich country is currently torn by heavy fighting between rebels and government forces. The United Nations World Food Program has the difficult task of delivering aid to areas beset with violence. Arash Arabasadi reports.

Fight Blocks Aid to Thousands of Displaced in South Sudan

Published January 14, 2014

The world’s newest nation is struggling with an old problem - violence. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, but since then fighting has claimed what some estimate to be nearly 10,000 lives. The ethnically diverse, oil-rich country is currently torn by heavy fighting between rebels and government forces. The United Nations World Food Program has the difficult task of delivering aid to areas beset with violence. Arash Arabasadi reports.


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