Juba - The World Health Organisation is warning of a looming
risk of disease outbreaks in South Sudan, where violence has displaced more
than 190 000 people since mid-December.
WHO said in a statement on Wednesday that there was a
shortage of healthcare workers, with many fleeing their homes for safety in
areas hit by violence.
Although the warring factions said on Tuesday they were
ready to start peace talks mediated by Ethiopia, fighting persists in Jonglei,
the country's largest state.
Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said on Wednesday
that a government delegation would arrive in Ethiopia later on Wednesday for
South Sudan's government insists unrest across the country started
when forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, who now commands
renegade forces, mounted a failed coup attempt on 15 December.