South Sudan civil war worsening: aid agencies

Buildings destroyed during fighting in the town of Melut, in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan, are shown in this World Vision image from on June 13, 2015War in South Sudan is worsening despite a faltering peace deal, with thousands of women and girls raped, killed or abducted in recent months, a coalition of aid agencies said Thursday. “The situation for civilians is desperate and getting worse as fighting persists,” said the NGO Forum, an alliance of over 300 South Sudanese and international aid agencies. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, the country’s economy destroyed and several regions pushed to the brink of famine.

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