UN fears 'ethnic war' in South Sudan, EU boosts refugee funding

South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of plotting a coupThe UN’s special advisor on preventing genocide, Adama Dieng, said he feared escalating ethnic violence in South Sudan, as the EU offered emergency aid for the swelling number of refugees on Friday. Speaking in Yumbe in neighbouring Uganda, the EU ‘s humanitarian aid commissioner offered 78 million euros ($85.2 million) to help the refugees, with 30 million earmarked for Uganda. “I am truly alarmed by what I saw today,” said Christos Stylianides.

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