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15 Apr 2014 description
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15 April 2014 – The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba today.

“We think we now have at least 9,000 people inside our base there,” Mr. Lanzer told a press conference, noting that this was up from 4,500 displaced people at the base two weeks ago.

14 Jan 2014 description
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14 January 2014 – The number of South Sudanese civilians driven from their homes by a month-long conflict has surpassed 400,000 in a major surge over the past week, with those fleeing to neighbouring countries nearly doubling to 78,000, according to United Nations figures released today.

10 Feb 2012 description
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10 February 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern over the lack of progress in talks to resolve post-independence issues between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the possibility of an escalation in tensions after unilateral decisions taken by the two governments over their oil dispute.

Mr. Ban urged both countries to re-commit to the negotiation process scheduled to start today in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and reach agreements on all outstanding issues.

06 Jan 2012 description
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6 January 2012 – A massive humanitarian operation to bring succour to people affected by inter-ethnic violence in South Sudan’s state of Jonglei is under way with United Nations having carried out relief needs assessments in most of the affected areas over the past 72 hours, a UN official said today.

Assessments have been carried in Pibor, Likuangole, Boma and Walgak, according to Elisabeth Byrs, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who told reporters in Geneva that more evaluations would be carried out in Fertait and Bilait.

09 Dec 2011 description
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9 December 2011 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today stressed the need to press ahead with the reconciliation process in Jonglei state where another outbreak of inter-ethnic violence earlier this week left more than 40 people dead, most of them women, children and the elderly.