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Area Sudanese Fear Turmoil In Home Country

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Violence in South Sudan has been spreading in the past several days and that has immigrants in our area fearing a civil war.

The United Nations says 34—thousand people in South Sudan are looking for refuge at U–N bases in three locations across the country.

Sudanese immigrants tell KEYC News 12 this hits too close to home for them.

Elizabeth, a Sudanese immigrant says, "I've been through a lot of difficulties in my childhood because I don't' have a country, but now if I have a country and there's nobody to care about the human life."

Gatwech Ring, a Sudan native and executive director of SSET, South Sudanese for Eradication of Tribalism says, "Human beings are all equal, it doesn't matter what tribe you're from or what country you're from. You see somebody like what I see on the street; women and children being killed. I think the whole community needs to be united together."

President Obama sent 45 U–S service members to South Sudan.

The U–S Embassy had a fifth emergency evacuation flight on Friday to move Americans out of the country.

British, German and Dutch planes were also scheduled to fly out.