South Sudan’s growing refugee problem as thousands flee border violence
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Six months ago the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation, officially separating from northern Sudan. But since independence there’s been increasing violence in the resource rich border areas of Abyei, Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan and now the situation is worsening again. The United Nations warned that more than two and half million people in South Sudan will require food assistance and Doctors Without Borders says a series of humanitarian emergencies are unfolding as, this month, many thousands of refugees have fled across the border into South Sudan to escape conflict. Jean Pierre Amigo is MSF’s Field Coordinator in Maban South Sudan, where they have established a refugee camp. He joined us on a satellite phone.