The rate of deforestation in South Sudan is alarming and if it continues, in 50 to 60 years there will be nothing left.
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Only 30 percent of the $1.4 billion in aid needed for refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a U.N. official said Monday, raising fears of aid cuts.South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, and the civil war erupted in December 2013 in a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar.In recent months Khartoum has opened several "human corridors" to deliver aid directly from Sudan to areas of South Sudan, a move praised by U.N. and U.S. officials.Around 403,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since the war began, the U.N. says, about 39 percent of them in 2017 .
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