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Unrest continues in South Sudan

The crisis in South Sudan shows no signs of abating, with more people fleeing to the Internationally Displaced People Camp at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan base. The Sudan People’s Liberation Army have celebrated outside the camp after claiming to have recaptured the town of Malakal from rebels. Fighting has intensified since beginning in December with a clash between government troops, and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar.

Unrest continues in South Sudan
A man carries a bag on his shoulder at the Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal early on March 19, 2014. The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) claimed on March 19 that they had recaptured Malakal from rebel forces. The northeastern town of Malakal, capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, has been one of the hardest fought battlegrounds in the conflict, in which thousands have been killed. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world's newest nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
Women lift their arms in celebration at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal after the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) claimed it had recaptured the town from rebels on March 19, 2014. The northeastern town of Malakal, capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, has been one of the hardest fought battlegrounds in the conflict, in which thousands have been killed. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world's newest nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers arrive at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal after the SPLA claimed it had recaptured the town from rebels on March 19, 2014. The northeastern town of Malakal, capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, has been one of the hardest fought battlegrounds in the conflict, in which thousands have been killed. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world's newest nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers wave their AK-47s in the air as they celebrate alongside Internally Displaced People (IDP) outside the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal after the SPLA claimed it had recaptured the town from rebels on March 19, 2014. The northeastern town of Malakal, capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, has been one of the hardest fought battlegrounds in the conflict, in which thousands have been killed. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world's newest nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier waves his AK-47 as soldiers celebrate alongside Internally Displaced People (IDP) outside the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal after the SPLA claimed it had recaptured the town from rebels on March 19, 2014. The northeastern town of Malakal, capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, has been one of the hardest fought battlegrounds in the conflict, in which thousands have been killed. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world's newest nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier waves his AK-47 as soldiers celebrate alongside Internally Displaced People (IDP) outside the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal after the SPLA claimed it had recaptured the town from rebels on March 19, 2014. The northeastern town of Malakal, capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, has been one of the hardest fought battlegrounds in the conflict, in which thousands have been killed. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting across the world's newest nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
A woman carries produce from her farm across a river in Yirol on March 19, 2014. Over 10,000 people have died and nearly a million have been displaced after violence broke out in South Sudan in December 2014. An additional 190,000 people have also reportedly fled the country to neighbouring Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
A young boy suffering from malnourishment recovers at the new Medcins Sans Frontiers (MSF) hospital in the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal on March 18, 2014. Malakal is a key city in an oil-producing region in the countrys northeast, 497km north of Juba. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting. Thousands have died in more than three months of fighting and over 930,000 civilians have fled their homes, including over quarter of million leaving for neighboring nations as refugees, according to the United Nations. (AFP/Getty Images)
Unrest continues in South Sudan
United Nations soldiers from Bangladesh patrol in the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Malakal on March 18, 2014. Malakal is a key city in an oil-producing region in the country’s northeast, 497km north of Juba. South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since December 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar snowballed into full-scale fighting. Thousands have died in more than three months of fighting and over 930,000 civilians have fled their homes, including over quarter of million leaving for neighbouring nations as refugees, according to the United Nations. (AFP/Getty Images)