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05 Nov 2018 description

by Francesca Mold

It is a quiet day in the surgical ward at the Yei hospital. There are just three patients. One child is recovering from severe burns after suffering an epileptic seizure and falling into an open fire. Another is still very ill with bed sores. On a bed outside the ward, a man rests his leg after an operation to close wounds caused by a motorbike accident.

02 Oct 2018 description


In the village of Akrogbode, grandmother Ana Mario is collecting clean water from a borehole for her family.

She has defied the fear and trauma caused by the ongoing conflict in this Western Equatorian community to remain with her family while hundreds of others have fled. Many have crossed nearby borders as refugees to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

19 Jan 2018 description


An integrated team of ceasefire monitors and staff from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan travelled to the border town of Kaya in Morobo County. With more refugees returning from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and UNMISS establishing a base in Yei, the plan is to conduct frequent, robust patrols along the still rather deserted Yei-Kaya road.

30 May 2016 description


Ellen Margrethe Løj

Special Representative of the Secretary-General United Nations Mission in South Sudan

Speech at the International Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May 2015 (10:00 – 11:30)

Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Hussein Mar Nyuot;

Deputy Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission,

Lt. General Augostino Njorge Distinguished government officials;


Members of the diplomatic community;

Dear UN colleagues;

20 Jun 2014 description

Message of the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General in Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and for Central Africa, on World Refugee Day.

Bangui / Bujumbura / Juba / Kinshasa / Libreville – 20 June 2014 – On World Refugee Day 2014, we, the five Special Representatives of the Secretary-General in Central Africa, appeal to end violence in the region and encourage the Governments to tackle the root causes of conflict and displacement.

20 Sep 2012 description

18 September 2012 - To assist in hunting down Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, some 2,500 soldiers from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) today joined the African Union (AU) Regional Task Force.

Abou Moussa, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), welcomed 500 soldiers from the SPLA and 2,000 soldiers from the UPDF in Yambio, Western Equatoria State.

22 May 2012 description

23 May 2012 - Thousands of Sudanese fleeing fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in Blue Nile State have sought refuge in South Sudan's Upper Nile State.

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the number of Sudanese refugees who have recently crossed the border into South Sudan has increased from 1,500 to 10,000, bringing their total to over 80,000.

26 Mar 2012 description

24 March 2012 – The African Union (AU) and the UN Office for Central Africa today unveiled a regional task force in Juba aimed at eliminating the Lord’s Resistance Army and capturing its leader Joseph Kony.

“It is time to deal with them and bring them to book, arrest their leader for the atrocities he has committed in South Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” said the South Sudanese Minister of Interior, Alison Manani Magaya, as he opened the ceremony.