UN Calls for Humanitarian Access in South Sudan

A top United Nations official is voicing alarm over deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan, where an estimated 100,000 civilians have been cut off in fighting between two ethnic groups in Jonglei state.

U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said the recent resurgence of intercommunal fighting is threatening the lives of “ordinary people” and reducing the ability of humanitarian organizations to provide urgent help.

The international medical charity Doctors Without …