South Sudan

UN: 12,000 Displaced By South Sudan Violence

Around half are taking refuge at United Nations compounds

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JUBA, South Sudan — The United Nations says more than 120,000 people have been displaced by continuing violence in South Sudan, and about half are now sheltering at U.N. compounds.

The number of internally displaced people has been rising since fighting started on Dec. 15 in the capital, Juba, before spreading across the oil-producing East African nation.

Aid agencies now need at least $166 million to save lives, according to the U.N., which has urged South Sudan's leaders to start talks.