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UN Shelters 6,000 People Escaping New Violence in South Sudan

  • Conflict threatens to unravel long-negotiated peace agreement
  • Aid groups are battling violence, hunger, floods and Covid-19
South Sudanese refugees wait to get off a bus which transported them from the border of South Sudan to a refugee settlement site in Democratic Republic of the Congo on May 10, 2019. 

South Sudanese refugees wait to get off a bus which transported them from the border of South Sudan to a refugee settlement site in Democratic Republic of the Congo on May 10, 2019. 

Photographer: John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images

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The United Nations has given refuge to about 6,000 people escaping violence in the eastern regions of South Sudan after a surge in attacks.