A child walks through mud as people receive rations of water at the U.N. compound in the Tomping area in Juba
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a month's worth of food aid for over 220,000 South Sudanese, all stolen in just two days along with the giant warehouses that stored it.As fighting raged between rival forces in the capital Juba last week, the U.N. World Food Program's main logistics hub was picked clean.At least 300 people were killed in the city between July 8 and 11 during clashes pitting government forces against former rebels, and in the anarchy of war, many took advantage to steal what they could.Army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang has said the looting in Juba was "unfortunate," blaming it on opposition troops, part of a 1,400-strong force of ex-rebel turned Vice President Riek Machar.WFP has other stores in the country and the region, but the loss of the food is another blow to efforts to support those hardest hit by over two years of war.Civilians with bullet wounds came to the clinic immediately after the fighting, said MSF clinical officer Isaac Badi, sweating in the heat of the tent, where women held crying babies.
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