South Sudan refugees ‘reach one million’

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The United Nations says the number of people who have fled South Sudan because of the country’s civil war has passed the one million mark.

The total includes more than 185,000 people who have left the country following fresh fighting that began in July.

More than 1.6 million people are also displaced within South Sudan.

Estimates for South Sudan’s total population vary between 10 and 12 million. This means that at least more than 20% are homeless as a result of the conflict.

The civil war broke out in December 2013, and continues to this day, despite a peace deal that was signed last year.

South Sudan refugee camp


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