In South Sudan, bodies are being counted as peace accord appears to unravel

by Kevin Sieff and Max Bearak

United Nations peacekeepers from Rwanda wait for orders at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal, South Sudan on Thursday. Photo: Jane Hahn/The Washington Pos
United Nations peacekeepers from Rwanda wait for orders at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal, South Sudan on Thursday. Photo: Jane Hahn/The Washington Post)

Even though the fighting that tore through the capital  had mostly stopped, many of the 45,000 people who fled the clashes searched for food and water, often without success. The United Nations had reached a critical shortage of basic aid supplies, officials said.