Case for peace in South Sudan made by humanitarian chief

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Stephen O’Brien (center right) tours a Protection of Civilians site in South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

South Sudan's leaders have been urged by the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief to pursue peace and to allow aid workers to perform their tasks in safety.

Stephen O'Brien on Friday visited a UN-run camp in the town of Bentiu, in Unity State, where up to 1,000 people are arriving each day to escape ongoing violence.

Nearly two years of fighting between government forces and those loyal to the former vice president has forced more than two million people in South Sudan to flee their homes.

Jacob Raui spoke to Mr O'Brien who said it was important that displaced people feel safe and protected.

Duration: 5'13"

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