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Conflict Contributing To Disease Outbreaks, Humanitarian Crisis In South Sudan

News outlets report on how ongoing conflict in South Sudan is contributing to the humanitarian crisis and disease outbreaks.

IRIN: Growing disease burden in South Sudan conflict
“Disease burden is growing among people who fled their homes following the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan. The mid-December eruption of fighting between army forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former vice president Riek Machar has adversely impacted the already weak health system…” (1/27).

Standard Digital News: Dire humanitarian crisis emerging in South Sudan, says UNICEF
“In the wake of the ceasefire signed on Thursday 23rd January 2014, UNICEF is warning of a humanitarian crisis unfolding outside Bor town in Jonglei state and other towns in South Sudan…” (1/27).

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