Civilians flee as fighting and violence spreads in South Sudan

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Civilians arriving at the UN House compound on the Southwestern outskirts of Juba Photo: UNMISS/Shantal Persaud

South Sudan's capital city Juba is increasingly becoming deserted as tensions escalate between rival factions in the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA).

An estimated 40,000 civilians are being sheltered at UN bases across the country as fighting spreads.

Upper Nile and Upper Unity States –which both border Ethiopia -are the latest to be affected by the unrest.

Joseph Contreras, Acting Spokesperson for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) briefed UN Radio's Jocelyne Sambira on the extent of the crisis.

Duration: 4'17''

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