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South Sudan Now Largest Refugee Crisis in Africa

With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan cross 1.5 million mark. An additional 2.1 million people are displaced inside South Sudan.

Alarming. More than 3.5 million South Sudanese displaced out of their homes. Uganda is hosting 698,000; Ethiopia 342,000; Sudan 305,000; Kenya 89,000 in Kenya; DRC 68,000; and CAR 4,900 of them.

By Lisa Schlein | VOA News,

More than three years of civil war in South Sudan has forced 1.5 million people to flee into neighboring countries, creating Africa’s largest refugee crisis and the third largest in the world after Syria and Afghanistan, the U.N. refugee agency reports.

Since fighting erupted between the government of President Salva Kiir and rebel forces led by First Vice-President Riek Machar in December 2013, the United Nations estimates more than 3.5 million people have become homeless. Continue reading South Sudan Now Largest Refugee Crisis in Africa