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MSF Criticizes U.N. For ‘Shocking Indifference’ Toward Displaced In S. Sudan

News outlets report on Médecins Sans Frontières’s criticism of the U.N. over the living conditions in displacement camps in South Sudan.

Agence France-Presse/Al Jazeera: U.N. accused of ‘shameful attitude’ in S. Sudan
“A leading international aid agency has issued a stinging attack on the United Nations mission in South Sudan, accusing it of a ‘shameful attitude’ and leaving thousands of displaced people living in squalor…” (4/9).

Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: U.N. hits back at aid agency criticism of South Sudan mission
“The United Nations on Wednesday hit back at criticism of its mission in South Sudan after a leading international aid agency accused it of ‘shocking indifference’ towards thousands of displaced people living in squalor…” (4/10).

BBC News: South Sudan conflict: MSF accuses U.N. of ‘indifference’
“A medical charity has accused the U.N. in South Sudan of showing ‘shocking indifference’ towards displaced people sheltering at one of its compounds. About 21,000 people were ‘living in flood water contaminated with fecal matter’ at the U.N.’s Tromping base in the capital, Juba, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said…” (4/9).

New York Times: U.N. Ignores South Sudan Camp Crisis, Charity Says
“The United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan was severely criticized on Wednesday by Doctors Without Borders, the emergency medical charity, over what it called a shameful indifference to the squalid living conditions of 21,000 displaced people forced to shelter in a flooded portion of a peacekeeping base in the capital, Juba…” (Gladstone, 4/9).

Médecins Sans Frontières: South Sudan: U.N. Indifferent to Displaced People
“In a shocking display of indifference, senior officials with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have refused to improve living conditions for 21,000 displaced people living in a flood-prone part of a U.N. peacekeeping base in the capital Juba, where they are exposed to waterborne diseases and potential epidemics, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today…” (4/9).

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