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UN evacuates 220 staff, aid workers in South Sudan

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit arrives for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

UNITED NATIONS, United States: UN peacekeepers evacuated about 220 staff and aid workers from northeast South Sudan on Wednesday after militias killed at least six relief workers, a UN spokesman said.

The troops from the UN mission in South Sudan were expected to continue evacuations from Bunj, in Upper Nile State, on Thursday, said deputy spokesman Farhan Haq.

 

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