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South Sudan still Africa’s biggest refugee crisis: UNHCR

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July 2, 2019 (GENEVA) - South Sudan remains Africa’s biggest refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday.

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South Sudanese children play in Al-Alagaya camp in White Nile State, Sudan (Photo UNHCR)

South Sudan, UNHCR said, accounts for 14 percent of the total number of displaced persons, second only to Syria which accounts for 40 percent.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi released these figures while opening the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) in Geneva.

“Given the record numbers of people needing safety from war, conflict and persecution and the lack of political solutions to these situations, we urgently need countries to come forward and resettle more refugees,” he said.

Grandi urged the international community to provide refuge for the displaced persons, most of whom have fled their countries due to unending violence.

The conflict in South Sudan has killed tens of thousands of the population.

According to the UNHCR, over 2.3 million remain displaced in the East African nation which gained independence from neighbouring Sudan in July 2011.

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  • 3 July 12:54, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    This is true report. No body will denied that

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    • 3 July 13:32, by Midit Mitot

      That,s fact, but the International humanitarian laws (IHL) are not working in South Sudan. Juba government does not know all these such as, UN charters, Universal Declaration of Human right (UDHR) in 1948 and Geneva convention in 1949.

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