UN appeals for $1.4bn in help for South Sudan refugees

Country has been locked in civil war since 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.

    The UN says it needs $1.4bn to help refugees escaping conflict and famine in South Sudan.

    The country has been locked in a civil war since 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.

    And now, almost two million people are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.

    Al Jazeera's Whitney Hurst explains.


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