Haley evacuated from United Nations camp in South Sudan

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HaleyDems face close polls in must-win Virginia Watchdog: Haley violated federal law by retweeting Trump endorsement Why Trump will not allow the Iran deal to stand MORE was escorted from a United Nations camp for displaced persons in South Sudan on Wednesday amid protests opposing the country's president. Since gaining independence in 2011, the USA has given more than $5 billion to humanitarian and development initiatives, according to the US embassy in Juba.

South Sudan plunged into civil war in late 2013, and the country faces mass displacement, starvation and allegations of government corruption and war crimes. That conflict has left tens of thousands of people dead and millions more displaced.

A USA official told ABC News that Haley's security team determined that the event was no longer safe and escorted her out prior to the scheduled end of the event.

"We are disappointed by what we are seeing". This is not what we thought we were investing in, ' Haley said in remarks later released by the United Nations. She is now in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the official said.

Ethiopia sent 200 peacekeepers over the weekend to South Sudan to help stabilize the war-torn east African nation, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.

Haley will this week be the most senior member of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to visit South Sudan, where she is due to meet with Kiir.

Haley continued with the remainder of her planned schedule in South Sudan.

Several rounds of peace negotiations mediated by the African Union, the regional body Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations have so far failed to stop the bloodshed. "What we thought we were investing in was a free, fair society where people could be safe and South Sudan is the opposite of that".

Rights groups have urged the United States to take a tougher approach to Kiir's government.

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