FAQ: Crisis in South Sudan

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  • What Is the Reason Behind the Violence?
  • Nobody's Safe
  • U.S. Marines Sent to Evacuate More Americans
  • Mass Graves and More U.N. Troops
  • Weeks of Violence Affects the Economy
  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Delivers a Christmas Message
  • European Union Gets Involved
  • Neighboring African Nations Join Forces to Mediate Tensions
  • Ceasefire Signed
  • Kicked Out
  • A Slaughter in Bentiu
  • Sanctions & Peace Talks
  • Famine Fears
  • Sudanese-Americans Fear the Worst
  • How You Can Help South Sudanese Refugees
  • Violence in South Sudan: A Timeline
  • Years of Warfare Leave Little Hope for Peace
  • The Birth of a New Nation
  • A Shaky Foundation Paves the Way for Future Downfall
  • An Attempted Coup
  • Curfew Imposed
  • From Failed Coup to Nationwide Violence
  • Kiir vs. Machar
  • Parties Divided
  • Machar on the Run
  • Dinka vs. Nuer: A History of Bloodshed?
  • Ethnic Cleansing?

U.S. Marines Sent to Evacuate More Americans

After rebels attacked an evacuation aircraft on Dec. 21, injuring four United Nations soldiers, about 150 U.S. Marines flew from Spain to Djibouti then to Uganda. The U.S. military's Africa Command said on Dec. 23  that it was positioning the Marines to respond to violence while they assist with the evacuations. About a couple hundred Americans are still in South Sudan.

(Photo: AP Photo/WFP, George Fominyen)

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