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There is a real humanitarian crisis unfolding right now, according to World Vision Ireland and other NGOs who have large operations in South Sudan ... in a conflict riddled by corruption with factions carrying out "killings, abductions, rape and sexual violence, as well as the destruction of villages and looting. Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Ten aid workers have gone missing in civil war-torn South Sudan just days after another group of humanitarians was abducted by ... all of them South Sudanese, went missing early Wednesday when their convoy driving from Yei town to Tore in Central Equatoria disappeared. workers war

CONTEXT. Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia. Since the beginning of the crisis, this route has been used by South ... Sudan
Aid organizations working in the country, he said, "are here to help the people of South Sudan and should not be targeted." The aid workers disappeared as their convoy was traveling from Yei to the town of Tore, about 50 miles northwest, in the restive Central Equatoria region. Because of violence, much ... Sudan workers
"Troy's experience with city, state, and federal government will provide him with a unique set of skills and experience that we believe will help our community ... worked for Democracy International, first as director of the SUCCESS Program and then as Chief of Party for the Success Program in South Sudan.

JOHANNESBURG - The United Nations says a Nepalese peacekeeper in the South Sudan town of Aweil has been accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl in exchange for money. The allegation comes two months after 46 Ghanaian peacekeepers were recalled when some members ...
KEY HIGHLIGHTS & RECOMMENDATIONS. Although the community was massively displaced to Aburoc and Sudan in April 2017, following the intensified fighting in March to April1 leaving the Kodok town empty, return movements have now been observed. The overall food security, nutrition, ...
Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan's civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a new report says. ... In one attack in July, six armed men broke into the Doctors Without Borders compound in the town of Pibor, threatening humanitarians, stealing phones ... Sudan workers
As the priest in Riimenze, a once-sleepy village near the border with Congo, he's also the de facto mayor of 7,030 displaced people - he knows the exact number - who continue to seek safety in the shadow of the church. With help from groups like Solidarity with South Sudan and the Catholic ... Sudan
"Conflict in South Sudan has been going on for quite a long time and the last spike was in 2014 but still we're getting about 1,000 people every month. When they arrive here the World Food Programme is giving them a hot meal before they get allocated a piece of land where they continue receiving food ... Sudan
Inner City Press asked her why the UN Peacekeeping mission UNMISS has denied South Sudan's request for a role in investigating alleged sexual abuse of South Sudanese IDPs ... Dujarric added that Guterres met the Bishop during what Inner City Press dubbed, from a DPI Town Hall meeting, his “litmus test” visit to CAR. Sudan
In that spirit, we urge the Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan and ensure it has sufficient resources to continue its indispensable work to collect and preserve evidence of serious violations of human rights and identify those who may be ... Sudan
It's 8am, and the MSF compound in Akobo, eastern South Sudan, is a hive of activity. In front of the logistics tent, staff ... “Akobo and the nearby villages are almost entirely cut-off from reliable, quality healthcare,” says Raphael Veicht, MSF's Head of Mission in South Sudan. “Because medical facilities in the ... Sudan
Some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who escaped fierce fighting in the town of Pagak, a former rebel stronghold, to Ethiopia have returned to their homes, after the government recaptured the land. Government officials are urging all the refugees to return to the town, but many say life is not the ... Sudan
south sudan The RVF outbreak was first suspected in December 2017, following three deaths in humans with a history of severe hemorrhagic illness in Thonabutkok village, Yali Payam, Yirol East County, Eastern Lakes State. The initial case dated back to 7 December 2017. Abortions in goats and sheep; ... Sudan
In February, the 46-member peacekeeping police unit was recalled from the town of Wau to the capital of Juba. South Sudan's U.N. chief David Shearer called it a clear breach of the U.N.'s code of conduct, which prohibits sexual relationships with vulnerable people. A full investigation is underway by the ... Sudan

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in the capital, Juba, Monday to encourage an end to the country's civil war and to give assistance in health and education. South Sudan is well into its fifth year of fighting and the conflict, which has killed tens of thousands ... Sudan
Juba - Around 100 armed youths raided a cattle camp in north-western South Sudan on Monday in an attack that left at least 22 people dead. About 17 others were injured when the assailants from Eastern Lakes State stole about 90 cattle under gunfire in the village of Tidilo in Terekeka State, State Minister ... Sudan
Following a report of suspected VHF outbreak in Thonabutkok village, Yirol East County on 28 December 2017, a multi-sectoral response in the context of one health was launched by the Ministry of Health, WHO and other experts from the human and animal health for an in-depth investigation to establish the cause of ... Sudan
... about 90 cattle under gunfire in Tidilo village, he added. According to the official, four cattle raiders were among those killed. The attack against the Mundari tribe is believed to have been carried out by the Dinka tribe, who constitute the largest population. South Sudan has been embroiled in conflict since ... Sudan
Renk town is located in Renk County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan's border with Sudan. Since independance in 2011, Renk has become a major destination and transit point for returnees from Sudan and, since the beginning of the current conflict in 2013, for internally displaced persons (IDPs) ... Sudan
South Sudan's elite are using the country's main revenue source, oil, to fund militias and atrocities in the country, according to documents obtained by The Sentry, ... The petroleum ministry helped provide funds, food, and fuel to militia groups in the Upper Nile state that are reportedly behind attacks on villages and civilians. Sudan
On February 13, USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) transported approximately 500 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance via river barge from Upper Nile State's Renk town, near the Sudan–South Sudan border, to the state's Malakal town. The delivery represents the first time ... Sudan
During the long civil war between northern and southern Sudan, which Christian groups in the United States came to perceive as a struggle of Christians in the south against Muslim oppression from the north, Washington brokered an agreement that led to independence for South Sudan in 2011 — along ... Sudan
Building Climate Resilience in Fragile Contexts: Key Findings of BRACED Research in South Sudan ... Other outcomes of the project include communities becoming more self-sufficient and relying less on international aid, said Kingston, with other villages replicating some of the successful activities. Sudan
"Climate change has a multiplier effect on the challenges experienced in South Sudan, specifically on localised conflict," said Michael Mangano, ... of the project include communities becoming more self-sufficient and relying less on international aid, said Kingston, with other villages replicating some of the ... Sudan
In humanitarian crises like South Sudan's protracted conflict, people with physical disabilities struggle to escape when their villages are attacked. ... There are few people with physical disabilities like in Yiko in the village of Mangala Payam, but the young woman is determined not to let peoples' reactions ... Sudan
Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan continue to seek innovative ways to provide services to millions of people whose lives have been ... enough supply for three months for the thirty thousand people living in the UN mission's protection site, Malakal town and the surrounding villages,” says Callixte. Sudan
But the 12-year-old insists life on the streets of Aweil, a city in South Sudan's northwest, is better than the one he left. “My father left us ... During the day, Akok looks after her baby brother while her mother scours the town for food, which she regularly sends to her village for Akok's other siblings. Dinner for ... Sudan
A year after fighting erupted across South Sudan´s Upper Nile region, many of those who fled the violence remain around the village of Aburoc. But soon this community will face a difficult choice: stay in the area, where living conditions are harsh and getting worse or return home to their old villages where ... Sudan
Makhor warned residents that security operatives will arrest anyone who obstructs the construction of roads in Bor town. 'Inhumane'. Alfred Zulu, a human rights officer in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan field office in Bor, condemned the mass displacement of people caused by the demolition. Sudan
The South Sudan government is cracking down on black market money changers to try to prevent the South Sudanese pound from falling any further ... agreed to carry out the crackdown in a joint meeting between the military, police, national security agents, the finance ministry and Juba City officials. Sudan
Moving forward, World Vision case workers in the city of Yambio will work with children in recovery, offer school and vocational training, and provide interim care for those unable to locate their families. “South Sudan's children have already seen and experienced unimaginable violence. It is jeopardizing the ... Sudan
At least 15 people have been killed and several others injured during clan fighting in South Sudan, a government official and witnesses say. ... Nhial said a skirmish broke out around sunset Wednesday near the Nile River village of Majak, when herders moving their cattle "shot at goats on the other side of ... Sudan
Standing at an ethnic and linguistic crossroads in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region, Wau town has been the site of large conflict-related displacements since September 2016. The main displacement site, the Wau Protection of Civilians Adjacent Area to the Wau UNMISS base (PoC AA), currently hosts ... Sudan
A team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has just concluded a three-day patrol of rebel-held Tonga – a strategic area in the ... Around the small town, the characteristic makeshift shelter – made from tarpaulin-sheeting – bearing humanitarian agency logos were nowhere to be seen, ... Sudan
I will be selling and laying bricks in Bor town, and later on I will be selling all over South Sudan,” he said. Nyibol Daruka came ... She was celebrating her daughter and applauded the continuous support of the peacekeeping mission and its commitment to durable peace in South Sudan. She encouraged the ... Sudan
Following the outbreak of conflict in Pieri, Uror County, in mid-January, internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Uror and Akobo West fled to Akobo town and Bor Protection of Civilian (PoC) site, whilst others have moved towards Ethiopia to reach refugee camps in Gambella. Given the rapid onset of the ... Sudan
MIDDELBURG, Netherlands — A bishop in South Sudan has won an award that recognizes the peace village he founded as the visible embodiment of his peacemaking efforts. In May, Bishop Paride Taban, retired bishop of Torit, will receive the Freedom of Worship Award, one of the Four Freedoms ... Sudan
Sitting in South Sudan's opposition-held town of Akobo, the 35-year-old pointed to the dirt beneath his feet. ... Last month, a conference held between the Nuer and Murle tribes in the village of Burmath outside Akobo discussed the possible return of some of the children, including three who were abducted ... Sudan
“The SPLA-IO [South Sudan armed opposition] forces stood their ground and repulsed the aggressors back to Yuai where they decided to shell the surrounding villages under the control of the SPLA IO in Yuai,” said the rebels' spokesperson, Paul Lam Gabriel. He further added, “Many properties were ... Sudan
Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan's cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors. Both government and ... South Sudan's opposition is charged with spearheading an attack on the town of Koch, just hours after the cease-fire was implemented. For its part ... Sudan
If the malnutrition rates in Iholong are any indication of the conditions in these more remote villages, the situation may be dire. Unhindered access for additional assessment is critically needed. In terms of security and communication, the team recommends the presence of a Security Officer in each location ... Sudan
South Sudan's opposition is charged with spearheading an attack on the town of Koch, just hours after the cease-fire was implemented. For its part, government forces are accused of looting civilian property and initiating clashes in and around the town of Mundri in the Equatoria region. Both sides deny the ... Sudan
Wau – For over a month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been able to provide consistent primary health care in Greater Baggari, South Sudan, which is an area south of Wau town that had been cut off from assistance for over a year. Improved access in recent months has enabled IOM ... Sudan
Indian peacekeepers played saviour in South Sudan, after they rebuilt a bridge that connects the isolated township of Akoka to the second largest city in South Sudan, ... With the repair complete, Akoka town's residents can continue with trade and commerce, which forms an important part of their livelihood. Sudan
A senior church leader in Yei River State calls on warring parties to open all roads and allow civilians free movement between villages and towns; South Sudan's information minister again denies government troops violated the signed ceasefire agreement; and a group of South Sudanese elders schedule ... Sudan
India, which has its 700 nationals living in South Sudan, has two battalions of about 2,000 personnel in the UNMISS, deployed in two of the largest states the ... United Nations: A South Sudan village has been given a new lease of life, as residents of the previously-isolated village will now be able to use a ... Sudan
The heads of the United Nations and African Union are warning South Sudan's warring sides to immediately stop violating a cease-fire or face "consequences." The joint statement by Antonio Guterres and Moussa Faki Mahamat comes after South Sudan's government and armed opposition traded multiple ... Sudan


 

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