UN urges international help for South Sudan civil war victims

Head of UNOCHA says aid organisations need security support and coordination with the government to be able to do a better job.

    The United Nations is appealing for international help for victims of the civil war in South Sudan.

    The five-year-long war has killed tens of thousands and forced 3 million from their homes.

    Mark Lowcock, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has visited camps for displaced people in Kordofan.

    Speaking to Al Jazeera, Lowcock said aid groups need the security backing of the government to do a more efficient job in the region.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.