Title: MSF and ICRC pull out their staff from South Sudan’s Unity State due to the heavy fighting
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 05-10-2015, 03:59 PM
04:59 PM May, 10 2015
SudaneseOnline News-Khartoum Sudan
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The Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) announced on Saturday that they have pulled out their staff from Leer town in Unity State due to the heavy fighting between the warring parties.
According to the United Nations, around 100,000 people have been uprooted last week due to renewed clashes in South Sudan.
The South Sudan rebel movement, led by former Vice President Riek Machar, said on Sunday the government forces are systematically targeting the civilians in the areas controlled by the rebels to force them to seek refuge outside the country.
In the meantime, South Sudan army spokesman Philip Aguer on Sunday confirmed that there were military confrontations between government forces and the rebels in the Unity State.
The conflict soon turned into an all-out war, with the violence taking on an ethnic dimension that pitted the president's Dinka tribe against Machar's Nuer ethnic group.
The clashes have left thousands of South Sudanese dead and forced around 1.9 million people to flee their homes.
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