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21 Jun 2018 description

NYANG TOUCH

Nineteen-year-old Monyjok Malual Marial describes life in Kakuma refugee camp, in the Northern part of neighbouring Kenya, as difficult. After years in exile, he decided to return to his origins in Malakal – only to discover that resuming life in South Sudan is hardly a walk in the park either.

11 Apr 2018 description

JAMES OHISA ITUBI

Refugees who fled ongoing violence are beginning to return to the villages of Bungu and Ganji in the Eastern Equatorian region of South Sudan in the hope of rebuilding their homes and planting their crops before the rainy season starts.

A patrol led by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan visited the area with support from Ethiopian peacekeeping troops to assess the situation facing the local community and those returning to the area after being displaced by the conflict which erupted in 2013.

11 Dec 2017 description

JUBA (11 December 2017) – Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan today began their fourth field mission to South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia which will last from 11 to 22 December 2017.

12 Jul 2017 description

Remarks to the media by David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, 12 July 2017, Juba, South Sudan

I would like to focus on three key issues, President Kiir’s Independence Day speech and the situation in Torit as a well as Pagak.

President’s Independence Day speech

I was heartened by the candid tone of President Kiir’s Independence Day speech on Sunday.

His assessment of the security, humanitarian and economic challenges facing this country was direct and accurate.

03 Sep 2015 description

1 September 2015 - Over 100 foreign national asylum seekers arrived today at Makpandu refugee settlement in Yambio, Western Equatoria State, from a UNMISS protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in Juba.

The voluntary relocation was part of an ongoing programme conducted by the mission, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in coordination with the South Sudan Commission for Refugee Affairs.

01 Sep 2015 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) wishes to announce the start of a relocation programme for 510 foreign nationals who have been living at one of the UNMISS protection-of-civilians (PoC) sites at UNMISS headquarters along the Yei Road in Juba. The process began on 27 August with the transfer of 97 foreign nationals to Juba Town, and another 16 were transported to Juba Town on Friday, 28 August.

07 Jul 2012 description

6 July 2012 - The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan should urgently meet and enter into dialogue in resolving ongoing disputes, the Elders said today in Juba.

“Dialogue is the only way to resolve differences and to build two viable states,” said Elders Chair Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. “Military force is a dead end, promising nothing but suffering and misery.”

Accompanying Archbishop Tutu were Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland, and former Irish President Mary Robinson.

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.

13 Mar 2012 description

Juba, 13 March 2012 – On 9 March 2012, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) received reports indicating that attacks took place by unknown armed attackers against several Lou Nuer cattle camps in areas bordering South Sudan and Ethiopia.

UNMISS dispatched patrols with medical teams to Akobo and Wanding areas to determine the circumstances of the clashes and to provide medical aid.