In this Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 file photo, a South Sudanese government soldier wearing a wig holds a rocket propelled grenade launcher while standing in a trench in Malakal, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch, File)
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The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote Friday on a U.S.-drafted resolution to impose an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan, now in its fourth year of war.U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is backing the U.S. call to ban arms deals with South Sudan, saying an embargo would reduce the capacity of all sides to wage war.More than 6 million people – half of South Sudan's population – are in need of urgent aid and humanitarian organisations expect this number to rise by 20 to 30 percent next year, U.N. officials say.The world's youngest nation, South Sudan descended into war in December 2013, leaving tens of thousands dead and more than 3.1 million people displaced.
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