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Press release by Humanitarian Country Team: Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan horrified by killings in Maban County

Juba, 6 August 2014: Country representatives of key non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donors in South Sudan are horrified by the killings of at least six South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County, Upper Nile State, in the past 48 hours. The humanitarian community is united in condemning these ethnically based crimes, and calls on authorities to conduct a full and swift investigation and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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South Sudan Aid Chief Appalled by Killing of Aid Worker

Juba, 4 August 2014: “I am appalled and saddened by the news that a South Sudanese aid worker was killed today in Maban County, Upper Nile State. My thoughts are with our colleague’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Statement by Sue Lautze, Acting Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

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Juba, 9 July 2014: “I would like to congratulate South Sudan and all its people on the third anniversary of the Independence of this new nation. Today is a day for both the celebration of South Sudan’s hard-won sovereignty and also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be South Sudanese. While this young nation celebrates today we acknowledge with regret the many South Sudanese facing extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

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South Sudan Aid Chief Welcomes Agreement to Resolve the Crisis

Statement by Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

Juba, 10 May 2014: “Given the enormous, immediate and medium-term humanitarian consequences of the past five months of fighting, I am pleased to note the parties' agreement in Addis Ababa. An end to the violence will allow people some breathing space, to move around more safely and to plant and take better care of themselves in the coming months.

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Devastating cycle of violence and revenge in South Sudan must end - Statement by Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

Juba, 17 April 2014: “I am deeply saddened and frustrated by the violence that has ravaged Bentiu and Bor in the past 72 hours. There is no excuse for direct attacks on civilians, or on those risking their own lives to protect them.

These events show, yet again, the pointlessness of the violence engulfing South Sudan. The current cycle of revenge will get the people of this country nowhere. It wrecks the present, and casts a dark shadow over what should have been a very bright future.

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Safety of civilians and aid workers crucial in South Sudan - Statement by Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

Aid agencies in South Sudan are scaling up their work, especially in towns most heavily struck by violence and in rural sites to which civilians have fled in order to seek safety.

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Aid reaches thousands affected by armed violence in Juba and Bentiu; needs elsewhere expanding

Aid agencies are now responding to the needs of thousands of civilians affected by the recent armed violence in Juba and Bentiu, but needs elsewhere are expanding.

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Governors’ Forum, 26-29 November 2013: Statement by Toby Lanzer, UN Deputy Special Representative & Resident Coordinator in South Sudan

This is the tenth Governors’ Forum held since 2006; and the third held in independent South Sudan. This Forum is becoming a tradition that serves the country well. UNDP is proud to have supported the previous Governors’ Forums, and to work under the leadership of the Government to make it a success.

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Aid reaches 100,000 of 156,000 flood-affected people in South Sudan

Statement by Chris Nikoi, Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in South Sudan

Juba, 26 October 2013: “At this difficult time when people across many parts of South Sudan are struggling to cope with flooding, I want to express my appreciation to the humanitarian community and government for the response efforts so far. Partners have reached nearly 100,000 of the 156,000 people identified, so far as affected by flooding since August.

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Humanitarian coordinator condemns violence in Jonglei State’s Twic East County

Statement by Chris Nikoi, Acting Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

Juba, 22 October 2013: “On behalf of the humanitarian community, I strongly condemn the attack on civilians which took place in Jonglei State's Twic East County on 20 October 2013.

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Joint call by Mr Toby Lanzer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan and Mr Ali Al-Za’Tari, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan on the governments to resolve the situation of nationals living in each other’s state

(Juba/Khartoum, 3 September 2013): On behalf of the humanitarian community, we encourage the Governments of South Sudan and Sudan to implement fully the Agreement on the Status of Nationals of the Other State, signed on 27 September 2012, which provides for the four freedoms of residence, movement, property and economic activity to nationals in each other’s state.

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Message from the Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Mr Toby Lanzer: World Humanitarian Day

Juba, 19 August 2013: Today we are part of a global commemoration marking the work of humanitarian staff across the world. We also pay tribute to our colleagues who have lost their lives while relieving the suffering of others, often in some of the most dangerous settings.

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Aid agencies in Jonglei mount response for up to 25,000 civilians stranded in the bush

Basic services can be provided assuming all parties ensure unhindered and continuous access, as well as an environment which is safe and welcoming for agencies, UN says.

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Aid Agencies Gain Access as Violence in Pibor County Increases

Today aid agencies reached for the first time this year areas of Pibor county, Jonglei, where thousands of civilians have been hiding in the bush following clashes between state and non-state actors.

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Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Mr. Toby Lanzer

(Juba, 28 February 2013) The humanitarian community in South Sudan has been delivering lifesaving assistance to the civilian population, mostly women and children, affected by recent violent events in Jonglei State. To date, it has responded to the needs of over 23,000 people in Akobo County who have been affected by violence in Walgak on 8 and 10 February. It is also assisting 19,000 civilians in Pibor County whose lives have been at risk due to inter-communal violence and hostilities between the army and non-state armed actors in the past months.

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South Sudanese stranded in Kosti start returning to the world’s newest country

(Juba, 15 May 2012): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Ms Lise Grande, said today that an estimated 12,000 South Sudanese will be airlifted from Khartoum to Juba and provided with humanitarian assistance when they arrive.

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Number of people affected by Jonglei violence has doubled: UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan

(Juba, 20 January 2012): United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande, confirmed today that more than 120,000 people affected by the recent violence in Jonglei State may need emergency assistance.

“The violence in Jonglei hasn’t stopped,” Ms. Grande said. “Only two weeks ago we launched a massive emergency operation to help 60,000 people. As a result of recent attacks, we now estimate that double that number will need help.”

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Statement attributable to the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande

(Juba, 7 January 2012): Humanitarian agencies are mounting a major emergency operation in Jonglei State in South Sudan to help people affected by the recent wave of inter-communal violence. “The Government of South Sudan has declared Jonglei a disaster zone and asked humanitarian agencies to accelerate life-saving assistance. We’re responding to that call,” said the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Ms. Lise Grande.

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Statement attributable to the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande

(Juba, 3 January 2012): A high-level humanitarian delegation, led by the Government of South Sudan, arrived in Pibor town today to assess the conditions of civilians affected by recent inter-communal violence in Jonglei State in South Sudan. Retaliatory attacks by the Lou Nuer escalated sharply in late December in Pibor County, causing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and resulting in destruction to property and livelihoods. The number of people killed remains unconfirmed. Humanitarian operations have also been put at risk by persistent insecurity in the area.