U.N: 120,000 people displaced by South Sudan violence
U.N: 120,000 people displaced by South Sudan violence

United Nations said that more than 120,000 people have been displaced by continuing violence in South Sudan.

The number of internally displaced people has been rising since fighting started on Dec. 15 in the capital, Juba, before spreading across the country. Now there are sporadic military clashes in the oil-rich states of Unity and Upper Nile, potentially endangering the oil revenues that South Sudan depends on to keep the government running.

Kenyan President "Uhuru Kenyatta" said "we in Kenya and the region are concerned with the loss of lives and resultant humanitarian crisis and would like to see the government taking the initiative to end hostilities.

The top U.N humanitarian official in South Sudan "Toby Lanzer" said earlier this week that he believes the death toll has surpassed 1,000. The U.N. said aid agencies need at least $166 million to save lives.

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