NAIROBI, Kenya — South Sudanese government troops burned thousands of civilians’ homes late last year, monitors of the country’s troubled peace agreement said Friday, making some of the strongest allegations yet against security forces in the three-year civil war.
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By Justin Lynch The Associated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya — The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.
JUBA, South Sudan — President Barack Obama has issued waivers that continue U.S. military assistance for troubled South Sudan and six other nations where child soldiers have been used, disappointing advocates who say his administration hasn’t made curbing the use of children in combat a higher priority.
AWEIL, South Sudan — More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, overwhelming aid agencies and creating one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters.
The United Nations said Friday that South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries that have produced over one million refugees.