South Sudan refugees will near 3 million in 2018 without peace

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Arnauld Akodjenou, UNHCR's Regional Refugee Coordinator for South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy

The number of South Sudanese forced to flee their country could approach the three million mark by the end of next year, unless brutal civil conflict stops.

That's the stark assessment of Arnauld Akodjenou, the UN Regional Refugee Coordinator for South Sudan, with Refugee Agency UNHCR.

So far, he has been to four of the six countries which are hosting South Sudanese refugees, including northern Uganda, which has taken in more than a million.

Speaking to Alex Agole, he described some of the harrowing first-hand stories he's heard of women raped in front of their own children, and men in refugee camps now drowning their sorrow in alcohol and drugs, without hope.

Duration: 5'41"

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