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Civilians Flee, Aid Agencies Pull Out as Fighting Flares in South Sudan State

A surge in fighting near the town of Leer in South Sudan's Unity state has sent thousands fleeing into the bush and forced major aid agencies, including Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), to evacuate staff and scale back services. MSF head of mission in South Sudan, Paul Critchley, said Monday about 20 of the organization's nurses, doctors and administrators were evacuated on Saturday, amid fears that heavy fighting...

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