Displaced people continue to shelter at UN bases in South Sudan

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Toby Lanzer

• As South Sudan peace talks stall in Addis Ababa, a senior UN official is calling for the fighting to stop so that people can begin rebuilding their lives. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country fears that high hopes for the New Year have been "washed away" by violence. The fighting has killed upwards of 1,000 people and displaced 200,000 in less than a month.

Waiting for Asylum in Italy

African asylum seekers

• Sicily has a high number of asylum-seekers because of its location in the south of Italy. In 2011, Cara Mineo was set up to provide asylum-seekers with a place to live while their applications were processed. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says over 4,000 people stay there and must wait up to a year or so for a decision on their applications.

Aid distributions resume at airport in Central African Republic

IDPs at Bangui Airport

• Emergency aid distributions have resumed at Bangui airport in the Central African Republic where an estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge from ongoing internal conflict. Due to insecurity, it's been three weeks since the last aid was delivered. The Central African Republic has been in turmoil for the last year after rebels launched attacks and forced President François Bozizé to flee.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit
Duration: 10'00"

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