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PhotoNews: Violence and confusion engulf S. Sudan

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Photo released by the United Nations Mission Juba, civilians arrive at the compound of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), adjacent to Juba International Airport, to take refuge Wednesday, Dec. 18 , 2013, in Juba, South Sudan.(AP Photo/UNMISS, Rolla Hinedi) Photo released by the United Nations Mission Juba, civilians arrive at the compound of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), adjacent to Juba International Airport, to take refuge Wednesday, Dec. 18 , 2013, in Juba, South Sudan.(AP Photo/UNMISS, Rolla Hinedi)

 

"The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize 5,500 additional troops and more than 400 police officers to bolster its mission in South Sudan to protect civilians threatened by escalating violence there."Even with additional capabilities, we will not be able to protect every civilian in need in South Sudan," Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the meeting, where he urged the clashing parties in the world's youngest nation to talk peace. "The parties are responsible for ending the conflict," Ban said.-CNN

 

On Sunday, December 22, the United Nations relocates noncritical staff from Juba to Entebbe, Uganda. Civilian helicopters evacuated U.S. citizens from the violent South Sudan city of Bor, capital of Jonglei state, which has had bouts of heavy machine gun fire. Some 3,000 citizens from Canada, Britain and Kenya remain trapped there, a top U.N. official said Monday. Escaping S.Sudan

A mother displaced by recent fighting in South Sudan rests on top of her belongings inside a makeshift shelter at the United Nations Mission in Sudan on Monday, December 23. Clashes between rival groups of soldiers in the capital of Juba a week ago have spread across the country.

 

 

 

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