Funding needed to save South Sudan from "the brink"

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Waving their forms, recently arrived South Sudanese refugees demand to be registered at Imvepi reception centre in Arua district in Northern Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/Jiro Ose

The humanitarian crisis faced by South Sudan's people "is one of the greatest tragedies of our time".

That's according to Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaking in Geneva on Monday.

Along with World Food Programme chief David Beasley, Mr Grandi called for donors to step up support for refugees fleeing South Sudan, as violence grips the nation.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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