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Surge in Robberies, Violence Threaten Aid to Crisis-hit South Sudan

Aid workers in South Sudan have been hit by a surge in violent armed robberies, the United Nations said Monday, condemning the latest attack in which staff of a local charity, Nile Hope, were held at gunpoint as equipment was stolen. Humanitarian agencies reported 32 attempted or successful robberies and looting incidents in October, the U.N. said in a statement, including 15 in the capital, Juba. "Violence and crime against humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are...

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