United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan say they have repelled an attack on one of their bases.
The UN says the camp, in Leer in the north of South Sudan, came under small arms fire from the direction of the nearby government-held town on Wednesday night.
The Ghanaian peacekeepers returned fire.
The base is in the part of South Sudan affected by famine.
Earlier on Thursday, the UN’s leading human rights official urged the government to halt any further offensive towards a key town, Aburoc, further to the north.
He said tens of thousands of civilians who had fled to the town were at serious and imminent risk.