- Interim report of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2206 (2015) (S/2015/656), 21 Aug 2015
- Under-Secretary-General Stephen O’Brien Briefing to the Security Council: The Humanitarian situation in South Sudan, 25 Aug 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (S/2015/655), 21 Aug 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015: Midyear Update
- IOM South Sudan: 2015 Midyear Crisis Appeal
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
August 27, 2015 (GANYLIEL) - South Sudanese rebels say they twarted attempts by pro-government forces (SPLA) to recapture Taiyar port in Payinjiar county, south of Unity state.
The rebel-appointed commissioner for Payinjiar county, John Tap Puot said their forces pushed back the enemy on Thursday.
“Our forces have repulsed the attackers, and we are still speedily pursuing them towards Shambe port,” he told Sudan Tribune over satellite phone from Ganyliel payam.
August 26, 2015 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state have accused the national army (SPLA) of allegedly killing dozens of civilians and burning villages after unknown gunmen killed at least six soldiers in Zara county on Tuesday.
Nzara county commissioner, Elia Box accused government forces of indiscriminately firing at unarmed civilians in Brisii village located within the county.
He said the soldiers, predominantly members of the Dinka ethnic group, tortured to death a young man who was ferrying an old man to a health facility for treatment.
August 12, 2015 (JUBA) – At least six people starved to death as a result of lack of food in a remote part of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state, officials said on Wednesday.
The state has been hit by drought following prolong period of insufficient amounts of rainfall that resulted into crop failure. Budi county is the worst affected, officials said.
August 12, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Top South Sudanese rival leaders in the country’s 20-month long civil war are expected to join direct negotiations between their delegations on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, opposition’s spokesperson has confirmed.
President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, turned armed opposition leader, Riek Machar, have reportedly been called to Addis Ababa by the mediation of the East African regional bloc, IGAD, to join the talks as the 17 August deadline for them to sign a final peace agreement approaches.
August 9, 2015 (MAYOM) – Severe hunger has forced nearly 45,000 people out of their homes in Mayom county of South Sudan’s Unity state, eyewitnesses and local authorities told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.
The ex-Mayom county commissioner, Charles Machieng Kuol said majority of those affected fled to Warrap, Central Equatoria state and neighbouring Sudan due to lack of food.
“The ongoing crisis in the country has left the area inaccessible by traders from Sudan. Before the conflict, Mayom county used to receive goods from Sudan through South Kordofan state,” said Kuol.
August 9, 2015 (JUBA) - High ranking South Sudan army (SPLA) officers have warned of the emergence of a new rebellion with the armed opposition faction unless amendments were made to the regional mediator’s proposed compromise deal prior to its signing.
“The proposal I saw does not solve the problem at all, instead it adds more fuel and prepare the ground for a new rebellion," the SPLA deputy chief of general staff for operations, Lt. Gen. James Ajonga Mawut told Sudan Tribune Sunday.
August 5, 2015 (JUBA) - Leading members of the South Sudan’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and government officials on Thursday claimed that an imminent division within the leadership of the rebel group led by former vice president, Riek Machar, could delay signing of a peace agreement to end the more the twenty months old conflict, despite resumption of the talks.
July 31, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has downplayed possibility of a peace agreement soon with the armed opposition faction led by his former deputy, Riek Machar, criticizing the compromise proposal from IGAD-Plus as a designed document to perpetuate the war in the oil rich Upper Nile region.
July 29, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s ruling SPLM party has formed three committees to study a peace proposal document released last week by mediators of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to end the 19-month long civil war in the country.
In a meeting chaired by president Salva Kiir on Wednesday, the SPLM officials in the executive and legislative organs gave the committees 48-hours to report their findings to a plenary.
July 29, 2015 (WAU)-18 students on the midwifery training program graduated from the Health Science Institute in South Sudan’ Western Bahr el Ghazal state on Wednesday.
The students who comprised of 10 males and 8 females were awarded certificates in midwifery upon successfully completing the three year intensive training program.
Speaking at the occassion held in the state capital, Wau, the Western Bahr el Ghazal health minister, Isaac Clerto said the midwives will positively impact on communities.
July 28, 2015 (JUBA) – Authorities in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state have asked the central government and aid agencies to help combat looming famine in the region.
In an interview with Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, the state information minister, Mark Akio, said farmers failed to harvest from the first phase of the farming season as cereal stores were already running out of the available food stock.
July 28, 2015 (JUBA) - More than 19 people have been killed in sectional clashes in Warrap state between rival Dinka communities, generating fears that more retaliatory attacks could be carried out.
Ariech Mayar Ariec, deputy head of parliamentary committee for information and communications told Sudan Tribune on Monday that more than 12 people have been confirmed killed in three separate locations between two sections in the area.
July 20, 2015 (JUBA) – Thousands of people in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state are likely to face severe hunger due to lack of rainfall and unexpected crop failure, an official told Sudan Tribune Monday.
The state minister for agriculture, Clement Chichim, disclosed that the greater Kapeota counties were the worst-affected regions. Greater Kapeota consists of Kapoeta North, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta South and Budi counties.
Chichim said other Eastern Equatoria counties of Magwi, Lafon, Ikotos and Torit also experienced rainfall shortage.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
July 20, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan peace talks will resume later this week in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in what is expected to be the last round of talks for the negotiating parties to finalize a peace deal, an opposition official told Sudan Tribune on Monday.
July 19, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government on Sunday expressed optimism at overcoming difficulties in indirect peace negotiations with the leadership of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by former vice president, Riek Machar, in ending the 19-month long civil war in the country. The opposition expressed reservations.
July 17, 2015 (BOR) - About 51 organised farmers who invested in agro-business in Jonglei state capital of Bor, producing vegetable, maize for sale, have been severely affected by drought this year and appealed for intervention from relief organizations.
July 8, 2015 (TORIT) - South Sudan rebel forces under the country’s former vice president, Riek Machar, have urged the citizens in Nimule town, at the border with Uganda, and other border towns to evacuate from the strategic towns along the South Sudan-Uganda border with immediate effect.
According to Lt. Col. James Lokudu, who spoke on behalf of the SPLA [IO] forces under the overall command of Maj.Gen. Martin Kenyi, the rebels attacked Nimule on Saturday night to test the strength of government troops in the area, saying a serious attack was underway.
July 7, 2015 (WAU) - Farmers in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal state have aided by SORUDEV, a smallholder food security and livelihoods project to improve their skills.
SORUDEV is an indigenous rural development programme funded by the European Union (EU) and is currently being implemented in the country’s Greater Bahr el Ghazal region.
July 6, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) said that 3000 South Sudanese families have recently arrived in Sudan’s White Nile state bringing the total number of refugees from the newborn country in the state 84,000 refugees.
SRCS executive director in the White Nile, Osama Osman, said that 3197 families have arrived in the seven cantonment sites in the state from June 1 to July 5, 2015.