Fighting continues in South Sudan even as exploratory talks startListen /
• Fighting that broke out in mid-December in South Sudan is continuing with thousands of people displaced. The crisis was sparked by a confrontation between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former Vice President Riek Machar who was sacked in July. The UN estimates that over 1,000 people have died in the fighting.
Chad hosts thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries
• A remote and volatile region in the south-eastern part of Chad has become a place of safety for 50,000 refugees. Most of them have fled ethnic violence in Sudan's troubled Darfur region and the Central African Republic. UN agencies are doing all they can to help the refugees and their children in Chad.
WFP ramps up food distribution in Central African Republic
• The World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food distribution to more than one million people in the Central African Republic. The UN agency says it urgently needs $107 million to support its work through August 2014. WFP and its partners have reached more than 230,000 displaced people in the past weeks, including in the capital, Bangui, and the northwestern city of Bossangoa.
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