Painter Thomas Dai (L) and musician James Aka, both members of the new activist movement #AnaTaban, talk in front of Thomas' latest graffiti in a street in Juba, South Sudan, on September 18, 2016. AFP / Albert Gonzalez Farran
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The United Nations warned Friday that around 100,000 people were trapped in the South Sudanese town of Yei, where they were facing serious shortages of food and medicine.The U.N. refugee agency said now around 100,000 people – many of whom had fled into the town in search of safety – could no longer leave after government troops surrounded the area.Since fresh violence in July, more than 200,000 people have fled South Sudan, sending the number of refugees from the war-scarred nation past the 1 million mark, UNHCR said.
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