South Sudan

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Says He is Alarmed By Rising Number of People Killed in South Sudan

Almost 500,000 displaced


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing alarm at the rising number of people being killed or forced from their homes by the fighting in South Sudan.

In a statement late Tuesday, Ban's spokesman said the U.N. chief also condemned both government troops and rebels for taking vehicles and food stocks from humanitarian groups. 

The U.N. announced on Tuesday that the number of people displaced by a month of fighting has reached nearly 500,000, including almost 7,500 people who have fled to Uganda, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia.