In December 2013 South Sudan's capital city, Juba, exploded in violence.
Fighting between troops loyal to the ousted vice president Riek Machar
and those loyal to President Salva Kiir was followed by a wave of ethnic
panic set in, thousands of people sought refuge in bases belonging to
the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Today, there are more than 100,000 displaced South Sudanese sheltering in UNMISS bases across the country.
In December 2013, conflict ignited in Juba, South Sudan, and soon spread
throughout the country. Tens of thousands of civilians fled to United
Nations bases for protection. Today, fighting continues, and more than
100,000 South Sudanese are sheltering under the protection of UN
In September 2013, fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and a Muslim rebel group in the port city of Zamboanga on Mindanao forced 120,000 people - primarily minority Muslims - to flee. More than a year later, tens of thousands remain displaced, living in deplorable conditions.
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