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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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This report shares Oxfam's experience with a water treatment plant community-led operator in Juba, South Sudan. It contributes to the debate on the role that communities can play in the process of managing water supply systems amid protracted crises. The report gives guidance on how to support ...
In a statement from the office of IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan on Thursday evening, Ambassador Ismail Wais said they decided to postpone the next second phase of the High-level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for South Sudan after the Office of the Chairperson of IGAD Council of Ministers met with ...

Highlights. • WFP and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organized a launch workshop for an upcoming Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) for South Sudan to assess the food and non-food needs of refugees and other populations of concern. • WFP has so far prepositioned 85,000 mt ...
“Innocent civilians are being caught in the crossfire, including many women, children and elderly people,” David Shearer, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNMISS) said. “Our teams on the ground are reporting incidents of ...
PC(USA) Mission Co-worker Leisa Wagstaff, who serves with the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan/Sudan as an education facilitator, met with ACROSS officials to express support and solidarity. “They are truly touched by the concern of the PC(USA) and are asking for continued prayers for the safety of ...
NEW YORK — Continued attacks on health facilities and blocked access to aid organizations are worsening the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, according to the international human rights coalition Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict. At least 20 percent of South Sudan's 1,900 hospitals had ...

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A new surge in violence in South Sudan's civil war is having "devastating impact" on thousands of people ahead of peace talks that are now set to resume next month, the United Nations said Friday. The U.N. statement reported gunfire overnight near a temporary peacekeeping ...
NAIROBI, Kenya — Ten relief workers traveling in South Sudan have been abducted by an armed group, the United Nations said on Thursday. The kidnapping underscores the risks to humanitarian aid providers in the war-afflicted African country. A statement from the United Nations said the aid workers, ...
On 16 April 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on South Sudan. The conclusions note that 2018 is a critical year for securing peace in South Sudan, as the term of the transitional government of National Unity as set out in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) comes ...
Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 65% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%. - A total of 15 alerts were reported, of which 27% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response. - Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect ...
This report presents the main findings of the inter-agency Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA), coordinated by UNHCR and with technical support from REACH, conducted in the four refugee camps of Maban County between 30 October and 18 November 2017. The aim of this exercise was to inform ...
After more than four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. The ongoing 2018 lean season began in January, three months earlier than usual and with 5.3 million people facing life-threatening hunger, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase ...
In South Sudan, the causes of famine run deeper than just food shortage. Since gaining independence from its northern neighbor in 2011, South Sudan has seen its long-sought peace dissolve rapidly into bitter conflict, turning the world's youngest country into one of its most unstable. The conflict has ...
In March at the Carter Center in Atlanta, South Sudan's minister of health announced that Guinea worm transmission had been stopped within South Sudan. It has been fifteen months since the last reported case, and the disease has a life cycle of twelve months. That means the disease is gone from South ...
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) continue to report bureaucratic impediments, such as extra fees related to staff work permits and communications equipment, which restrict access to populations in need across South Sudan. Despite significant humanitarian access constraints, relief ...
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is gravely concerned that South Sudan's civil war continues to fuel horrific levels of violence in which civilians are injured and killed and property vital to their safety and survival is destroyed. “My wife was shot,” said Ruey. “My children were shot…
The burly commander paced back and forth in front of an audience of roughly 100 civilians who had gathered at an elementary school in the tiny settlement of Pure near South Sudan's border with Uganda, and gave an impassioned speech about the latest battle his men had fought in Kajo Keji county.

South Sudan is a challenging environment; however WHO continues to play its role in ensuring the people of South Sudan have access to health services. Through the support of government, donors, partners and community leaders in dedicating their time and resources the most vulnerable people in ...
Since December 2013, millions have been, and continue to be, displaced as a result of South Sudan's current conflict. In Akobo, people fleeing from nearby conflict zones arrive on an almost daily basis. Some of our patients tell us how they make the several-day journey by foot and only walk at night when ...
Decades of civil war and continued conflict has littered vast areas of South Sudan with explosive hazards. Despite the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities signed by the Government of South Sudan and opposition parties in December 2017, armed violence and clashes have continued throughout the ...
Juba, 27 March 2018 [Gurtong] – Over the past six years, Japan has contributed over US $14 million to mine action operations in South Sudan, enabling the clearance of 3,034,713 sqm of land, the removal of 20,180 explosive hazards and the delivery of Mine Risk Education to 140,800 people, including ...
JUBA, March 28 (Reuters) - South Sudan shut down mobile operator Vivacell's service overnight, demanding $66 million in licence fees and locking out 900,000 subscribers. Vivacell, which is owned by Lebanon's Fattouch Investment Group, is one of three mobile phone operators in South Sudan ...
Monday, 26 March, marked three years since the escalation of the armed conflict in Yemen, where violence between Houthi rebels, members of the General People's Congress (GPC) and various pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led military coalition, has ...
In South Sudan, UNHCR resumed its assistance to refugees in Lasu Refugee Settlement for the first time since 2016. This was possible based on the establishment of UNMISS presence in Yei town. Lasu settlement is located 32 km from Yei town on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"Some people say peace is around the corner. I would say it is not. The gap between what the government proposes as the way to resolving the current situation and what the opposition is proposing is huge and wide. It is difficult to close," said Taban Deng Gai in a statement broadcast by the state-owned ...
ATLANTA — South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, the nation's health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the painful affliction. "To us as South Sudanese, we feel we have contributed to the ...
JUBA, March 28 (Reuters) - South Sudan shut down mobile operator Vivacell's service overnight, demanding $66 million in licence fees and locking out 900,000 subscribers. Vivacell, owned by Lebanon's Fattouch Investment Group, is one of three mobile phone operators in South Sudan - competing with ...
Military clashes broke out in South Sudan in December 2013. By May 2014, Minkaman, a village in the Lakes State, hosted some 85,000 displaced people. MSF arrived in Minkaman on 28 December 2013 and immediately provided interventions to address the key humanitarian needs (health care, access ...
Francis has shown a special interest in South Sudan designating a day of prayer last month for it and the Democratic Republic of Congo while also expressing his wish to visit with the Archbishop of Canterbury. That plan was postponed due to security reasons, although the bishops still hope Francis will ...
East African Bloc Says South Sudan Rebel Machar Should Be Freed From House Arrest. March 27, 2018 ... FILE PHOTO: South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar attends a briefing ahead of his return to South Sudan as vice president, in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa ...
BARCELONA — South Sudan has succeeded in interrupting the transmission of Guinea worm disease, bringing the world closer to eradicating the incapacitating infection, it was announced last week. The country's minister of health, Riek Gai Kok, made the announcement on the sidelines of the Guinea ...
Water and sanitation is a basic human right for all. Yet, water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population (UN Report on Clean Water and Sanitation). Unfortunately, in countries like South Sudan, although completely preventable, water and sanitation-related diseases are among the top ...
The US Department of State, in a statement issued 21 March, said was taking action against 15 South Sudan oil-related entities “whose revenues have contributed to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan.” The move, it explained, would now mean US as well as non-US companies will now need a license to ...
On March 21, the U.S. Department of Commerce implemented new restrictions on the import of American petroleum technology to the Republic of South Sudan. The restrictions impact the Ministry of Petroleum, Ministry of Mining, national oil company Nilepet and 12 operators and service companies.
“The TGoNU is committed to the Revitalization of the the revitalization of Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) and stands ready to go for the phase three of the process in Ethiopia as soon as IGAD's calls,” it added. Ethiopia did not only host both the first and second ...
Civil war in South Sudan has led to a failed state on the brink of collapse, a humanitarian crisis and famine. Under those dire conditions, health workers forged ahead to stop Guinea worm, which is transmitted through unclean water. Those efforts, Gai Kok said, have made the Carter Center a household ...
“South Sudan's food crisis levels are shocking,” said Rehana Zawar, Norwegian Refugee Council's Country Director in South Sudan. “Alarm bells are ringing as the threat of famine is now more widespread than this time last year. Tens of thousands of families are at risk of starvation.” An estimated 6.3 ...
South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, triumphed despite having many worm-laden ponds, a long rainy season, poor roads and irregular spasms of warfare, said Dr. Donald R. Hopkins, a former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who for years led the ...
"The South Sudanese Government, and corrupt official actors, use this revenue to purchase weapons and fund irregular militias that undermine the peace, security, and stability of South Sudan," the department said in a statement. The groups on the list "are involved in activities that are contrary to the ...
South Sudan: Drought and war devastating economy. It now has to import almost everything, but rising customs fees are making ... For South Sudan, there are hopes a continent-wide agreement will ease the economic crisis. Drought and war have decimated the young country's industries. It now has to ...
The world's hopes for South Sudan have been dashed as the young country has been devastated by human rights violations. The question now is how to act to put an end to the violence. If you are looking for a country afflicted with every possible horror one can think of, South Sudan does a good job at ...
In February, 110 humanitarian access incidents were reported, of which close to half involved violence (48 per cent). Forty of these were incidents of violence against humanitarian personnel. Twenty-four out of 30 incidents in Central Equatoria involved violence against personnel or assets. Thirty-one per ...
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 ...
In South Sudan, injuries that are relatively simple to treat by doctors in other countries often result in amputation. Three years of civil war have devastated the healthcare system and many resort to traditional healing methods. By the time the injured decide to travel to a hospital, it can often be too late to save ...
Juba, 12 March 2018 – The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries has declared a Rift Valley fever (RVF) outbreak today (12 March) in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial Counties of Eastern Lakes State. The declaration was preceded by a joint high-level advocacy mission led by the ...
JUBA, South Sudan — The United Nations says it has a “zero tolerance, no excuses and no second chances approach to sexual exploitation and abuse” after allegations surfaced last month of a Ghanaian peacekeeping unit in South Sudan having “transactional sex” with local women living in a protection ...
Mediators trying to end South Sudan's deadly ongoing conflict have typically attempted to do so by “buying peace”. As the death toll rises and the humanitarian situation deteriorates, external diplomats have have essentially tried to get warring parties to stop fighting by offering them a share of the national ...
In the world's 7th riskiest country for child birth, UNICEF and partners are trying to immunize all women of child-bearing age against tetanus, so that mothers and newborns don't succumb to the vaccine-preventable, disease. By Pavithra S Rangan. WAU, South Sudan, 8 March 2018 – Araw Ayom was her ...
A second deminer, UNMAS said in a statement, received minor injuries in the incident which took place at Melut in South Sudan's Upper Nile region on 7 March 2018. UNMAS South Sudan Programme Manager, Tim Lardner, said the mine action community in South Sudan was deeply shocked by the loss ...
Currency Exchange Rate: The South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has continued to depreciate. In January 2018, the average exchange rate of US Dollar to SSP stood at SSP 211 and SSP 131 in the parallel and official markets, compared to SSP 190 and SSP 127 in the previous month. During the last 12 ...


 

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