There have been heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital on monday, making thousands of civilians to flee from there homes and seek refuge in a United Nations base in the capital Juba.
The nation of South Sudan has seen numerous violent conflict for a long time. The latest eruption threatens to send the nation to another civil war.
The latest spate of violence began last Thursday where two powerful rival warlords disagreed during negotiations and their forces attacked each other.
South Sudan recently just separated from Sudan in 2011 however, tensions quickly emerged between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his deputy, Riek Machar. The country descended into chaos in 2013 after Kiir accused Machar of attempting a coup.
Although world leaders has condemned the violence and urged a halt to hostilities between warring factions. fleeing civilians continues to run into U.N. protection areas in search of safety.
About 10,000 people have been displaced by the fighting around Juba and are in need of life saving assistance, according to the U.N .
Photos and videos of gunships used by both party in the latest clash has surfaced on various media outlets indicating that the crises has fully escalated prompting the U.S authority to evacuate all its citizens in the country.