A South Sudanese woman sits on her bed at a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment center (CTC) while undergoing treatment on July 17, 2015 in the capital Juba. AFP PHOTO/CHARLES LOMODONG
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U.N. aid chief Stephen O'Brien warned Thursday of the "devastating" toll on civilians in South Sudan, as he witnessed the impact of 19 months of a civil war marked by atrocities.O'Brien, the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, met Wednesday with some of the 166,000 civilians crammed into U.N. peacekeeping bases, many of them since the war began in December 2013, too fearful to venture out in case of reprisal attacks.Tens of thousands have died in the war, according to the U.N., but no official death toll has been kept.
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