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South Sudan/Sudan: UN must step up security efforts to allow civilians displaced from Abyei to return

Headline Title:  UN must step up security efforts in South Sudan/Sudan 20 December 2011 The United Nations must step up efforts to provide the security required for tens of thousands of civilians stranded in makeshift camps in South Sudan to return to their homes after fleeing fighting in Abyei more than six months ago, Amnesty International said today. More than 100,000 people – virtually the entire population - were displaced by the violence in May 2011 and ongoing insecurity, the presence of armed forces and militias and the danger posed by landmines are preventing them from returning.…

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