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South Sudan’s Many Challenges

December 2, 2012

The second report from the recent trip I did to South Sudan with my colleague, Mike Wooldridge, went out on the BBC this week. It looked at the two areas within South Sudan which are proving to be the most challenging for the young nation.
The UN says a new influx of refugees from the fighting in the Nuba Mountains is now pouring into Yida, the biggest refugee camp on the border between South Sudan and Sudan.
Meanwhile, MSF is warning Jonglei state is now the “the epicenter of violence” in the country as traditional cattle raiding has evolved over the last 18 months into a new, more violent dynamic, with escalating cases of maiming, rape and beatings. Overall, the UN says the world’s newest nation will need over $1bn (£620m) to meet the growing humanitarian needs in the coming year.
You can see the TV report here and listen to the radio report here. See my previous blog post about the first report from the trip, which looked at the disputed region of Abyei.

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