As Hopes for Peace Fade, the U.N. Seeks Billions to Aid South Sudan Refugees

A refugee builds a temporary shelter in the Imvepi camp, Uganda, April 6, 2017 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).
A refugee builds a temporary shelter in the Imvepi camp, Uganda, April 6, 2017 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Associate Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. The United Nations used World Refugee Day to launch an appeal for $8 billion to address South Sudan’s refugee crisis, as news from inside South Sudan indicated there was no sign it would be letting up anytime soon. At a summit on Friday in Uganda that authorities hoped would raise $2 billion, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised that country’s “exemplary refugee policy,” under which refugees enjoy freedom of movement and are permitted to work. However, Uganda is currently hosting nearly […]

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