Top of the Morning: 1 Million Displaced in South Sudan

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Over 1 Million Now Displaced by South Sudan Conflict…It has been 100 days since the outbreak of civil conflict in South Sudan and this sad milestone has now been reached according to the the latest UN report on humanitarian activities on the ground. Key figures: Over 800,000 people are now internally displaced and over 250,000 have been made refugees. 4.9 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Funding level: only 25% of a $654 million appeal. Food security a key concern. The report says the conflict has caused “a serious deterioration in the food security situation” leaving around 3.7 million people at high risk. Big aid operation underway. UNICEF and the WFP launched a large aid operation on Friday to pre-position aid in remote villages before the rainy season hits and makes roads impassible. Deeper dive: OCHA’s latest humanitarian snapshot.

Guinea Ebola Outbreak: The death toll is now at 70, with over 100 confirmed cases. Senegal has closed its border with Guinea to prevent the spread of the disease. (CNN

At least 24 people have been killed and another 100 seriously injured by Chadian soldiers sent to repatriate their compatriots from the Central African Republic. (AFP

Brazilian security forces have moved into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year’s football World Cup. (BBC

The faltering, US brokered Israel-Palestine talks are on the brink of collapse over Israel’s delay of releasing Palestinian prisoners. (Bloomberg