South Sudanese refugees could surpass 1 million this year

July 15, 2016 10:59 AM

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South Sudanese refugees could surpass 1 million this year

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations refugee agency says the number of South Sudanese refugees in East Africa could pass 1 million this year, and it calls on armed parties to allow safe passage for people fleeing the latest fighting.

Ann Encontre, a U.N. refugee coordinator in South Sudan, said Friday there is concern about fresh outflows of refugees following military clashes in the capital, Juba. She appealed for $701 million in relief aid.

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