Unrest in South Sudan

Tensions are running high in South Sudan, where government officials have accused fugitive former vice president, Riek Machar of attempting a coup. Days of clashes between rival army factions have left about 500 people dead, with thousands more seeking refuge in compounds and missions which are providing basic health facilities.
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People arrive to seek refuge in the UNMISS compound in Juba, on December 18, 2013. The mission is stepping up provision of basic health facilities.South Sudan's fugitive former vice president denied on December 18 accusations he led a coup bid against his archrival President Salva Kiir after days of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing to UN bases. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People arrive to seek refuge in the UNMISS compound in Juba, on December 18, 2013. The mission is stepping up provision of basic health facilities.South Sudan's fugitive former vice president denied on December 18 accusations he led a coup bid against his archrival President Salva Kiir after days of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing to UN bases. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People arrive to seek refuge in the UNMISS compound in Juba, on December 18, 2013. The mission is stepping up provision of basic health facilities.South Sudan's fugitive former vice president denied on December 18 accusations he led a coup bid against his archrival President Salva Kiir after days of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing to UN bases. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People arrive to seek refuge in the UNMISS compound in Juba, on December 18, 2013. The mission is stepping up provision of basic health facilities.South Sudan's fugitive former vice president denied on December 18 accusations he led a coup bid against his archrival President Salva Kiir after days of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing to UN bases. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People arrive to seek refuge in the UNMISS compound in Juba, on December 18, 2013. The mission is stepping up provision of basic health facilities.South Sudan's fugitive former vice president denied on December 18 accusations he led a coup bid against his archrival President Salva Kiir after days of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing to UN bases. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People displaced following recent fightings in the capital take cover from the sun inside the UNMISS compound, on December 17, 2013 on the outskirts of Juba. At least 66 soldiers have been killed in battles raging for the past two days in the South Sudanese capital, a military hospital doctor said on December 17, 2013. 'So far we have lost seven soldiers who died while they were waiting for medical attention and a further 59 who were killed outside,' doctor Ajak Bullen said on Miraya FM radio, adding the men would be given a mass burial. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People displaced following recent fightings in the capital queue to collect water inside the UNMISS compound, on December 17, 2013 on the outskirts of Juba. At least 66 soldiers have been killed in battles raging for the past two days in the South Sudanese capital, a military hospital doctor said on December 17, 2013. 'So far we have lost seven soldiers who died while they were waiting for medical attention and a further 59 who were killed outside,' doctor Ajak Bullen said on Miraya FM radio, adding the men would be given a mass burial. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Picture taken on December 17, 2013 shows displaced people walking inside the UNMISS compound on the outskirts on Juba following recent fightings in the capital. At least 66 soldiers have been killed in battles raging for the past two days in the South Sudanese capital, a military hospital doctor said on December 17, 2013. 'So far we have lost seven soldiers who died while they were waiting for medical attention and a further 59 who were killed outside,' doctor Ajak Bullen said on Miraya FM radio, adding the men would be given a mass burial. (AFP/Getty Images)
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South Sudanese pack their belongings on a bus ahead of their trip back to the South, in Khartoum on December 14, 2013. The group leaving for South Sudan's Northern Bahr El Ghazal state are among almost 20,000 who the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says have been 'stranded' in Khartoum for more than two years. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People displaced following recent fightings in the capital carry their belonging as they walk inside the UNMISS compound, on December 17, 2013 on the outskirts of Juba. At least 66 soldiers have been killed in battles raging for the past two days in the South Sudanese capital, a military hospital doctor said on December 17, 2013. 'So far we have lost seven soldiers who died while they were waiting for medical attention and a further 59 who were killed outside,' doctor Ajak Bullen said on Miraya FM radio, adding the men would be given a mass burial. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A girl displaced following recent fightings in the capital prepare a lunch inside the UNMISS compound, on December 17, 2013 on the outskirts of Juba. At least 66 soldiers have been killed in battles raging for the past two days in the South Sudanese capital, a military hospital doctor said on December 17, 2013. 'So far we have lost seven soldiers who died while they were waiting for medical attention and a further 59 who were killed outside,' doctor Ajak Bullen said on Miraya FM radio, adding the men would be given a mass burial. (AFP/Getty Images)
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South Sudanese women use their phones ahead of their trip back to the South, in Khartoum on December 14, 2013. The group leaving for South Sudan's Northern Bahr El Ghazal state are among almost 20,000 who the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says have been 'stranded' in Khartoum for more than two years. (AFP/Getty Images)