This file photo taken on July 13, 2016 shows South Sudanese refugee children looking through a window at the Nyumanzi transit center in Adjumani. / AFP / Isaac Kasamani
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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.UNHCR and other U.N. agencies had visited the town on Sept. 27, discovering that tens of thousands of displaced people had taken refuge in abandoned houses and church compounds, Spindler said.Since the 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 one-million mark, UNHCR said.
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