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South Sudan Faces Cholera Outbreak, Refugee Crisis

News outlets report on the cholera outbreak and refugee crisis in South Sudan.

Associated Press: Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency
“An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country’s humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, the aid group Save the Children said Friday…” (Muhumuza, 7/11).

New York Times: South Sudan: Refugee Crisis Worsens
“The United Nations refugee agency said Friday that the number of South Sudanese fleeing for neighboring nations had reached 715,000, more than double the number envisioned when the agency began a funding appeal four months ago for refugees from South Sudan, which has been ravaged by a civil war and is on the verge of famine…” (Gladstone, 7/11).

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