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 Southern (South, New) Sudan

Southern Sudan is a region of Sudan, comprising ten of that country's states. The Sudanese government agreed to give autonomy to the region in the Comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA) signed on January 9, 2005 in Naivasha, Kenya, with the SPLA/M, tentatively bringing an end to the Second Sudanese civil war 1983-2005. A referendum is scheduled for 2011 on whether to remain in the greater Sudan or to become an independent nation. Southern Sudan borders Ethiopia to the east, Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, and the Central African Republic to the west. To the north lies the predominantly Arab and Muslim region directly under the control of the central government, with its capital at Khartoum. It includes the vast swamp region of the Sudd formed by the White Nile, here called the Bahr el Jebel.




Southern Sudan, also known as New Sudan, has nearly all of its administrative offices in Juba, the capital, and the city with the largest population.

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Combonian Sister Laura Gemignani, who works in one of the hospitals, said that aside from the tangible effects of new financial aid, the pope's assistance helped alleviate the sense felt by many in South Sudan that theirs is in many ways a forgotten ...
Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan, the world's youngest nation gripped by civil war, has cancelled its official independence day celebrations for the second year running.
FILE-- In this file photo of Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. South Sudan government soldiers in the town of Koch, Unity state, South Sudan. Fifty-two soldiers and rebels have been killed in recent fighting in South Sudan's contested state of Unity, a military ...
When he worked as a nurse in his native South Sudan, Joseph Deng saw many women suffering in pregnancy and childbirth, inspiring him to retrain as a midwife to help cut the number of maternal deaths, one of the highest in the world.
ARMED with canoes, seeds and fishing kits, Australia has launched an extraordinary rescue mission for thousands of people in South Sudan trapped on inland swamp islands they were forced to flee to by armed gunmen running rampant about their villages.
Today like the old adage that says that "one good turn deserves another", Ugandans are the ones helping thousands of South Sudan refugees running away from their country because of war. refugeesinsert1 703x422. Yar Bior, a South Sudanese refugee ...
ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation that has been working for social justice and development in Africa since 1976.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, right, attend the Uganda Solidarity Summit on refugees in Kampala, Uganda on ...
A UNICEF nutrition volunteer measures the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) of a child during a health screening as part of a UNICEF Rapid Response Mission to the village of Aburoc, South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Hatcher-Moore ...
An ethnic cleansing campaign carried out by the South Sudanese government has triggered one of the biggest refugee crises in Africa.
A mother and her children ate a meal at a camp for internally displaced people on the grounds of St. Mary Catholic Cathedral April 24 in Wau, South Sudan. drought and armed conflict have pushed tens of thousands of Wau-area residents out of their homes ...
In December 2013, Nicholas Coghlan was Canada's top diplomat in South Sudan, a country so new that Canada didn't even have a full embassy there.
On a Friday afternoon in April, I was sitting in a restaurant in Juba, South Sudan's capital, trying to persuade two government officials to issue me press credentials so I could report there.
Completing a cornerstone activity of 2017, the Cluster brought together 18 partners from Healthlink, Internews, Danish refugee Council (DRC), ACTED, UNHCR and IOM with Cluster experts for a CCCM Training of Trainers, which piloted new global CCCM ...
[ACNS by Adrian Butcher] Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the ...
South Sudan has been torn apart by a civil war since 2013. A new report by Amnesty International says South Sudanese forces burned, shelled and ransacked homes between January and May, killing civilians and forcing thousands from the Shilluk ethnic ...
ARUA, Uganda (AP) - South Sudan's leaders must end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, the United Nations secretary-general said Thursday while visiting what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.
Vatican CITY - Pope Francis is first of all a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost and forgotten his top priority. But he also knows that wherever he goes, the cameras and news coverage will follow.
I am a native of Sudan and now of South Sudan, and I've held several positions inside and outside of the government of Sudan.
When Mary Cholil sought food and shelter after her village was torched, her three-year-old daughter died. In a country ravaged by hunger and conflict, such tragedies have become all too familiar ...
Elizabeth Adwok, left, an ethnic Shilluk who arrived with her seven children in April after having been forcefully displaced from her home three times since South Sudan's conflict began, cooks sorghum in her small hut in the village of Aburoc, South ...
United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been praised by the most senior UN official in the country for a "nimble and pro-active" response in support of humanitarians dealing with an emergency.
21 June 2017 - While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day has grown from 4.9 million in February to six million today - the highest level of ...
Kenyan Franciscan Sr. Annah Wandia, left, and Carmela Julio, 47, a widow and mother of five, who lived about 6 miles from Wau in the village of Baggari Jadeed.
The objective is to end the war in South Sudan, bring lasting peace and stability, promote unity amongst civilians, and set forth a political roadmap for democracy.
CNN | UNHRC chief Filippo Grandi meets families in South Sudan on World refugee Day as he discusses the growing displacement crisis.
June 20, 2017 (Juba) - Fuel shortage in South Sudan worsened on Tuesday amid reports of massive corruption in the national oil supplier, Nile petroleum ...
children splash in makeshift pools of muddy water, the result of a heavy night of rain and thunder in the small town of Bunj in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan. This handful of children, who can enjoy an afternoon of carefree play, are among ...
About half of South Sudan's population are facing severe food shortages as its three-year civil war drags on. And that means easily preventable diseases are becoming fatal in the country.
South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people - half the population - will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the ...
On a Friday afternoon in April, I was sitting in a restaurant in Juba, South Sudan's capital, trying to persuade two government officials to issue me press credentials so I could report there.
Tens of thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile region were forcibly displaced as government forces burnt, shelled and systematically looted their homes between January and May 2017, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today based ...
Khalifa Mamur Fataki, Community Policing Officer with South Sudan National police Service (SSNPS) in Wau town. Finding people among the community who can partner with law enforcement agencies and instill the concept of community policing is a step ...
WFP has assisted a total of 2.4 million people with 23,500mt of food commodities across South Sudan in May. This is the highest quantity of food distributed in one single month by WFP in South Sudan. The WFP Urban Food Insecurity and Nutrition ...
BENTIU, South Sudan - South Sudan has the world's fastest growing displaced population and more needs to be done to help them, says the director of the United Nations refugee agency.
... for International Development (DFID), the EC European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund and the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund, as well as additional funding from the government of Japan.
Cholera remains a high public health concern with outbreaks reported in several counties. Cumulatively 5 081 cases and 169 deaths reported in 10 out of the 80 counties.
The former mediator between the Uganda government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Betty Bigombe, has run into the first hurdle in her new assignment to reconcile the warring parties in South Sudan. President Museveni recently appointed Bigombe, ...
Over 1.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated nearly $263 million.
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau recalled seeing the woman in a northern remote region of South Sudan during a four-day visit that wrapped up Monday. The woman was one of the four million South Sudanese who have been ...
A crowd of displaced people look on as members of the U.N. multi-national police contingent provide security during a visit of UNCHR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi to South Sudan's largest camp for the... (AP Photo/Sam Mednick) More ...
Urban food insecurity in South Sudan has been of increasing concern in recent years since the outbreak of the conflict and the economic crisis causing hyperinflation and thus making many urban households vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition.
Fighting in South Sudan has led to violence and famine throughout the country and has spawned the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.
Analysis - Much violence is driven not by national politics but local - and often more intractable - disputes around security, sovereignty, land and identity.
The slender teenager would rather focus on the woman whom aid officials recently chose to raise her and her siblings on a small piece of earth in what has ...
St James' Church gala raised $3300 for refugees in South Sudan. The gala was held at the Whanganui East church on Saturday.
The elderly lady has little hope that South Sudan's warring leaders, President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his former deputy Riek Machar, a Nuer, will heal the personal and tribal animosity that split South Sudan just two years after it became the ...
South Sudan Displacement Crisis May 2017 Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia.
Liatile Putsoa, from Lesotho recently joined UNMISS as a UN Volunteer. In this piece, she shares her personal impressions about her first visit to the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Juba.
World Vision is raising alarm about 1.4 million children in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda who have abandoned their education and fled their homes due to armed conflict or extreme hunger due to drought.


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