File - In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, refugees prepare food in a transit center for South Sudanese refugees in the remote northwestern district of Adjumani, near the border with South Sudan, in Uganda. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
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The number of South Sudanese who have fled their conflict-ridden homeland for a neighboring country passed 1 million this week following renewed violence, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said Friday.South Sudan's estimated population was over 12 million last year, according to the World Bank.Most refugees are women and children, Dobbs told a press briefing in Geneva.Last month, Kiir publicly agreed to accept 4,000 U.N. peacekeepers adding to the 12,000-strong mission already on the ground but Wednesday U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said the government had yet to take any action on its pledge.
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