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Fighting for wives and cattle in South Sudan

The UN has launched a "massive emergency operation" to help those affected by ethnic clashes in South Sudan's Jonglei state.

Food distribution has begun for 2,000 people, UN spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs told the BBC.

The operation aims to help 50,000 people who have fled recent clashes between rival ethnic groups, she said.

Bill Hayton reports.

  • 07 Jan 2012
  • From the section Africa
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