Clashes in South Sudan's Jonglei Force 1,000 to Seek UN Shelter

Fresh fighting in an eastern part of South Sudan left at least one person dead and forced 1,000 others to seek shelter at a United Nations base, the global body said, a day before Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due to visit the country.

People fled clashes around the town of Pibor, Jonglei state, for a UN camp that shelters civilians, spokeswoman Ariane Quentier said by phone from the capital, Juba. Thirty-three of the displaced have injuries, she said, without identifying who was fighting.

Medecins Sans Frontieres said it was treating 35 people for injuries and that its compound was looted in the violence that broke out Tuesday. The medical charity’s staff have seen a “number of homes” destroyed in the unrest, it said in an e-mailed statement.

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