120,000 people affected by violence in Jonglei State

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Families displaced by violence in Jonglei state

The number of people affected by inter-ethnic violence in Jonglei state in South Sudan has doubled, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator there.

Lise Grande says the violence hasn't stopped in Jonglei where 120,000 people may need relief assistance.

Charles Appel reports.

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Lise Grande, says fighting between Lou Nuer and Murle ethnic groups in Jonglei state escalated in late December.

In the latest retaliatory attack in Duk county on Monday 80 people were reportedly killed and 300 houses burnt.

Two weeks ago, the United Nations mounted an operation to help 60,000 people affected by the fighting.

As a result of the ongoing fighting, Ms. Grande says 120,000 people may now need emergency humanitarian assistance.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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