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UNHCR: 100,000 Trapped in Surrounded South Sudanese Town

The United Nations refugee agency reports that 100,000 people are effectively trapped by violence in the South Sudanese town of Yei. With no one allowed in or out, it warns, the town could soon face a food shortage. Until recently, Yei — located in Central Equatoria state — has been largely spared from the violence and attacks that have gripped South Sudan since December 2013. But, the UNHCR says, conditions for the inhabitants of Yei and surrounding areas have deteriorated since...

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