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SOUTH SUDAN: Moving beyond violence in Jonglei | IRIN Africa

JUBA, 23 January 2012 (IRIN) – Wounded civilians from both sides of an escalating conflict between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities in South Sudan’s Jonglei state lie side by side in the steaming heat of a hospital ward in the new country’s capital, Juba.

At least 120,000 people have been affected by the violence, according to the UN’s latest assessment, which could easily rise.

“The violence in Jonglei hasn’t stopped… our contingency plan for Jonglei could reach about 180,000 people,” while half that number already need food aid, South Sudan’s UN Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande said on 20 January.

For more on this story, visit: IRIN Africa | SOUTH SUDAN: Moving beyond violence in Jonglei | South Sudan | Conflict | Governance | Human Rights | Refugees/IDPs.

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