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United States Institute of Peace
U.S. Special Envoy Speaks on Sudan and South Sudan
Description: Ambassador Donald Booth is completing almost two and half years as the U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He will discuss the lessons learned from recent international initiatives to end violent conflict in both countries, and the road ahead for that effort and for the U.S. role. For more information about this event, visit: Despite a national dialogue in Sudan, fighting continues in Darfur and in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Negotiations toward ending hostilities between the government and armed opposition groups are deadlocked. In South Sudan, the conflict has spread, most recently to the Equatoria region. United Nations agencies have warned that the conflict now poses risks of genocide, of ethnic cleansing and of famine. With the international community divided on how to respond, the United States has an important leadership role to foster lasting peace within and between the two countries. Join the conversation on Twitter with #SudanSouthSudan. The Honorable Nancy Lindborg, Opening Remarks President, U.S. Institute of Peace Ambassador Donald Booth U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Moderator Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace
  18 Jan 2017   1h10m55s 6 2008 0
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South Sudan inter-ethnic violence: Warning over spectre of Rwanda-like genocide
Description: United Nations - South Sudan stands on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war, which "would dissolve into another Rwanda-like situation, the Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, Yasmin Sooka has warned. Ms. Sooka was Speaking during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in South Sudan, held in Geneva today, 14 December 2016. She informed the Council that the scale of sexual violence in the world’s youngest country "already matches that of the Bosnian war."
  14 Dec 2016   1m21s 10 266 0
SOUTH SUDAN | The Refugee Nurse Working for MSF
Description: MSF Nurse Supervisor, Elizabeth, is from Malakal, South Sudan. After intense fighting destroyed her house and she was forced to evacuate her children to Sudan, she fled to the Protection of Civilians camp in Malakal. Now she works a Nurse Supervisor for MSF who run a hospital inside the Protection of Civilians camp. Here she works side-by-side many of her neighbours, all struggling to survive the harsh conditions inside the camp and fearing the next wave of attacks. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. SUBSCRIBE HERE: Help us caption & translate this video!
  06 Dec 2016   4m46s 14 655 0
The Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations
Description: Take a closer look at the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHEs) of the response to the crises in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan) in 2014 and in the Central African Republic and South Sudan in 2015. The video provides a brief overview of the situations that triggered the Level Three (L3) emergency responses, and presents the questions the IAHEs considered: how relevant and how effective were the responses? Were the expected results achieved? What was the level of engagement of national actors and governments? And which areas need to be strengthened?” Independent evaluators and a member of the IAHE management group speak about the evaluation findings, as well as good practices and lessons learned identified. For more information on Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations and to download the full evaluation reports or synthesis of findings, visit the IASC website:
  30 Nov 2016   11m4s 4 668 0
Putting the wellbeing of South Sudanese people at the forefront of government's actions
Description: The outgoing Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Ellen Margrethe Løj urged the country’s leaders to put the well-being of their people at the forefront of their actions. Meanwhile, she called on the South Sudanese to build national identity regardless of ethnic affiliation.
  28 Nov 2016   55s 5 189 0
MONTH IN FOCUS | November 2016
Description: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. SUBSCRIBE HERE: Help us caption & translate this video!
  22 Nov 2016   11m31s 7 369 0
Helping displaced people meet their most urgent needs
Description: In South Sudan we provide emergency assistance to help displaced people meet their most urgent needs.
  16 Nov 2016   1m5s 4 476 0
Humanitarian access and ethics: decision making in unsafe environments - panel
Description: This event launches the Humanitarian Practice Network’s 80th Network Paper ‘Tug of war: ethical decision-making to enable humanitarian access in high-risk environments’.
  09 Nov 2016   54m53s 3 325 0
Governance and Peacebuilding in South Sudan - Kate Almquist Knopf
Description: Kate Almquist Knopf, Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, addresses an audience of security sector professionals from across Africa at the 2016 Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders program, hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. For work South Sudan referenced in the video, see our compilation: For Paul Williams' and others' presentations at the roundtable discussion on Conflict in Africa: Why It Persists, click here: For more information and videos from the Next Generation program, click here:
  02 Nov 2016   21m4s 3 139 0
The End of the Road in South Sudan
Description: Violence and civil unrest have forced thousands to flee their once peaceful homes and communities throughout South Sudan. Entire families are seeking refuge in crowded camps, exposed to rain and the elements, without safe drinking water or food to survive. See one woman's story of hunger, sickness, loss and war as part of a generation that has never known peace in the fragile nation of South Sudan.
  26 Oct 2016   4m49s 3 155 0
"Burying Their Child in Free Soil Made Them Happy" Obstetrics in South Sudan
Description: When South Sudan was on the brink of becoming a country in 2011, Dr. Africa Stewart met a couple who'd walked from the north to the south of Sudan to find freedom and medical care. Even though Dr. Stewart had to tell them their unborn baby was no longer alive, they were still happy - even joyful - that they could now bury their baby in a free land. Dr. Stewart has gone on several assignments with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to provide obstetric care to displaced people in South Sudan. Their search for safety and medical care is one of the stories we discuss in Forced From Home, a touring exhibition featuring stories from our field workers, as well as 360-degree video and virtual reality documentaries that show the realities of displacement around the world at: #ForcedFromHome #360Video Learn more about Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):
  21 Oct 2016   1m51s 7 228 0
Seeds of Hope   low res
Description: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) join forces to help refugees and local communities in South Sudan improve their food security.
  06 Oct 2016   4m5s 1 84 0