Members of the SPLA ride on their tank around the frontline at Mathiang near Bor, South Sudan, January 26, 2014. REUTERS/George Philipas
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UN aid chief Valerie Amos toured war-torn South Sudan Monday amid a growing humanitarian crisis, with rebels and government accusing each other of breaking a ceasefire aimed at ending the conflict.Amos, who arrived in Juba Monday for a three-day visit, met with government officials and aid workers in a bid to boost relief to the troubled young nation, where thousands have been killed and over 700,000 people have fled their homes in over six weeks of bloodshed. On Monday, she toured one of several camps crowded with thousands of civilians packed into UN peacekeeper bases, still too terrified to leave the protection of the razor wire fences.At least 30 children died in a measles outbreak in a crowded camp of over 10,000 people squeezed into the UN peacekeeping base in the devastated town of Bor -- which swapped hands four times in the fighting -- the UN children's agency (Unicef) has said.
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