UN cautiously labels South Sudan atrocities “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” as crisis deepens

South Sudan Civil War: Refugees flee the atrocities – BBC News

The United Nations is cautiously describing the fighting in South Sudan as “genocide” or “ethnic cleansing” as reports surface of hundreds of South Sudanese refugees fleeing into neighboring Uganda. Political and ethnic in-fighting has consumed South Sudan since the collapse of a peace agreement in July of 2016, leading to deadly violence that has caused thousands to flee their homes. The situation is larger and graver than the refugee situation in Syria and Iraq as the logistical support for these refugees in the area is not only lacking, it is, in many places, nonexistent. A quarter of a million people inhabit the largest of the refugee camps and, in coordination with the United Nations HCR, the Ugandan authorities are attempting to provide basic necessities to those in the camps. You can donate to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) by clicking here.

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