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Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid: minister

04/19/2014 15:10 GMT

JUBA, April 19, 2014 (AFP) - Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's Warrap state, a local information minister told UN radio, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

"We lost about 28 civilians" in a remote cattle herders' camp in the remote northern state, Warrap state Information Minister Bol Dhel told the UN-backed Miraya FM radio, adding that police and soldiers then chased the attackers, killing 85.

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Thousands of displaced exposed as rains approach

AUDIO SLIDE SHOW - Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan are living under extremely harsh conditions and the approaching rainy season threatens to worsen their situation. An ICRC media delegate, Marco Yuri Jiménez, has just returned from a mission in South Sudan and describes with anecdotes and photos how the displaced are surviving and what we're doing to help.

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South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base after attack kills dozens

By Carl Odera

NAIROBI, April 18 (Reuters) - South Sudan sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48, the president's spokesman said on Friday.

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South Sudan Dictates Media Coverage of Conflict

By Sadik Wani

JUBA, Apr 18 2014 (IPS) - As rebel forces loyal to South Sudan’s former vice president Riek Machar declared on Tuesday Apr. 15 that they had captured the key oil town of Bentiu, the government has been accused of clamping down on local media in an attempt to influence the reporting on the conflict.

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Women in South Sudan in "unimaginable" situation

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UN Radio

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Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation.

The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels.

The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

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Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in South Sudan

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UN News Service

The Security Council voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel.

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South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 32 (as of 17 April 2014)

Highlights

 Heavy fighting in Bentiu, Unity State, on 14-15 April caused thousands of people to flee to the UN base. Civilians were reportedly targeted during the violence.

 An attack by armed youth on the UN base in Bor on 17 April killed dozens of civilians and injured many more.

 The number of people displaced within South Sudan rose to 927,000, with the highest increase in Upper Nile State.

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Children killed in brutal South Sudan fighting

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 April 2014 – A number of children have been killed in this week’s fighting in South Sudan - some in an attack on displaced civilians while others have been caught in the crossfire or died as a result of being recruited by armed groups and forces, UNICEF said today.

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At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

04/18/2014 13:55 GMT

JUBA, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, praised peacekeepers from India, Nepal and South Korea for preventing what could have been a massacre of up to 5,000 people, and vowed the world body would use "lethal force" again to protect civilians under their protection.

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Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan condemn violence against civilians - Press release by the Humanitarian Country Team

Juba, 18 April 2014: Country representatives of key non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donors in South Sudan unite in condemning recent days’ attacks against civilians in Bentiu, Bor, and other parts of the country. Humanitarian partners are particularly outraged by deliberate and targeted killings of civilians in hospitals, churches, UN peacekeeping bases and other places where people’s rights should be sacrosanct.

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Civilians pay heavy price in worsening S.Sudan war

04/18/2014 06:47 GMT

by Jenny VAUGHAN

NASIR, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - Gebriel Mabil was sitting at home in Bentiu, South Sudan, when the war found him, a lone bullet tearing through the wall striking his seven-year-old son in the jaw.

His son Steven Kueth now sits in a bed in a Nasir hospital, covered in bandages and clinging to life with the help of breathing and feeding tubes.

"I worry about my son because I don't know if he will survive in his state," said Mabil, sitting in the hospital in Upper Nile State where his son was transferred after he was shot.

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Rebels were aided by foreign mercenaries in Unity state capital, says South Sudan army

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Sudan Tribune

April 16, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese army (SPLA) says it is preparing to launch a major offensive to retake Bentiu, the capital of the oil producing Unity state, calling on foreign mercenaries supporting rebel forces in the area to immediately withdraw.

The comments came following official confirmation that rebel fighters allied to former vice-president turned rebel leader Riek Machar had seized control of the strategic town close to the Sudanese border.

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South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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WHO South Sudan Emergency Response Situation Report #19, 10 - 16 April 2014

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 The security situation remains relatively calm in most parts of the country except Bentiu where troop movement has been reported.

 The numbers of displaced persons continues to increase. New updates of displacements indicated that an estimated 1.1 million people have been displaced by the conflict since December 2013.

 Concerns are growing on the possible deterioration of the humanitarian situation with the onset of the rainy season.

 Funding of the humanitarian response plan is still relatively low.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Care and Dignity in Conflict: Life-saving services for South Sudanese women and girls

Urgent appeal: South Sudanese people need help now

UNFPA needs $25 million to reach refugees and internally displaced people

In December 2013, violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, and spread quickly around the country. The conflict has so far displaced 740,000 people, the vast majority of them in four states.

What is the impact on maternal/reproductive health?

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 19, 17 April 2014

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IOM supported CCCM training for 24 participants from UNMISS, NGOs and RRC in Juba

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