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Published: Wednesday, 8/21/2013

90,000 missing after S. Sudan violence, says group


NAIROBI, Kenya  — The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says that around 90,000 people are still missing and likely hiding in fear after ethnic violence last month in South Sudan.

Doctors Without Borders said Thursday it is concerned that that its doctors have seen very few cases of men wounded in the fighting. The group said that patients tell them that wounded men fear potential attacks from government soldiers or an enemy ethnic group.

July’s fighting saw the Lou Nuer ethnic group attack the Murle ethnic group. No official death toll has been released, but a Murle leader said at least 328 Murle died.

The United States has increased diplomatic pressure to prevent further ethnic clashes. U.S. Senate and House leaders last week expressed concern over reports of ethnically motivated violence.

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