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October 02, 2014

Both Sides Targeting Aid Workers in South Sudan Civil War

Aid workers in South Sudan are facing pressure from both the government and rebel forces, which each accuse humanitarian groups of backing their adversaries in the nascent country's escalating, ethnically motivated civil war, Bloomberg reports.

Oxfam, the United Nations World Food Program, and other relief organizations say their employees and offices have been subject to arrests, violent assaults, and theft by armed groups as they endeavor to aid the millions of people displaced and otherwise affected by fighting between ethnic Dinka and Nuer in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011.