UNICEF delivers humanitarian supplies in South Sudan

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Civilians at the UN House compound on the southwestern outskirts of Juba, South Sudan. (UN Photo/Julio Brathwaite)

The UN children's agency (UNICEF) is on Tuesday providing humanitarian supplies to the people in need in conflict-torn South Sudan.

The supplies being delivered by a United Nations charter plane include medicines and medical equipment for children, midwifery kits as well as water and sanitation equipment.

The delivery of the supplies is part of the emergency response in South Sudan where conflict has killed over 1,000 people and displaced an estimated 200,000 others.

The UN mission in the country (UNMISS) is sheltering thousands of the displaced people in its bases across the country.

The crisis in the new country has been caused by clashes between government forces and soldiers supporting former Vice-President Riek Machar who was sacked in July last year.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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