Fears of more violence, "unprecedented loss of life" in South Sudan

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UNHCR and partners have drilled or rehabilitated boreholes to ensure that the South Sudanese refugees receive enough water. UNHCR/F.Noy

South Sudan could collapse if urgent action is not taken to help see its people through the current crisis, according to Toby Lanzer, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the country.

Fighting erupted in Africa's youngest nation mid-December between Government forces and opposition forces loyal to the former South Sudanese Vice-President, Riek Machar.

Mr. Lanzer, who is in New York to raise money for aid, said lives have been ruined, markets have been shattered and livelihoods no longer exist because of the crisis.

He gave Jerome Bernard an overview of the situation but began with Malakal in Upper Nile State that he described as a "ghost town".

Duration: 4’48″

 

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