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23 Jun 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

June 22, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The number of South Sudan refugees crossing borders to Ethiopia to escape running conflict at home has saw sharp decline, a UNHCR official told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

UNHCR country representative, Bornwell Kantande, said the influx has went down from an average of 2,000 per day last month to 1,200 this week.

However he said South Sudan refugees are still crossing Ethiopia’s border in large numbers fleeing the fierce conflict that has continued for six months now.

17 Apr 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 16, 14(BOR) – The US government’s humanitarian agency USAID has pledged to continue support for hundreds of thousands of people in critical need due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan crisis.

Speaking to the media in Jonglei capital Bor on Wednesday, USAID’s director of foreign disaster assistance, Jeremy Konyndyk, said his government had provided substantial assistance to South Sudanese people since a political power struggle between president Salva Kir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, erupted in violence in mid-December last year.

11 Feb 2014 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 10, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian government has issued a strong warning of a threat of a “regional conflict” in South Sudan unless the Ugandan troops withdraw from the area and avoid the trend.

Officials in the past weeks expressed their frustration over Ugandan involvement in the inter South Sudanese conflict. However, in his first direct statement against the Ugandan role, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Monday called for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from South Sudan.

16 Oct 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 15, 2013 (KAMPALA) - Ministers from South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia have in a meeting in Kampala agreed to set up a cross border platform that aims at promoting border security and peace in the ‘‘ Karamoja Cluster’’ regions.

The cluster comprises of south western Ethiopia, north western Kenya, parts of south eastern South Sudan and north eastern Uganda.

The areas although located in different countries face a common problem of inter-tribal raids, marginalisation, remoteness, under development and insecurity.

13 May 2013 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 11, 2013 (JUBA) – The Republic of South Sudan has established a Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) as hundreds of thousands of refugees have entered the new republic from the neighbouring countries.

Most of the refugees fled from the neighbouring Republic of Sudan due to the conflicts in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Others come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), Ethiopia and Uganda.

09 Jul 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 7, 2012 (JUBA) - Increasing humanitarian needs in South Sudan have prompted the UN and its partners to plan new projects and revise their funding appeal for the world’s newest nation.

The 2012 consolidated UN appeal for South Sudan, which initially stood at US$763m, has now been pushed to US$1.15 billion.

24 May 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 24, 2012 (JUBA) - Members of the sub-committee on refugees, returnees and internationally displaced people within the African Union (AU) Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) are currently in South Sudan to assess the conditions in which these people live.

The delegation, in South Sudan from 20-24 May is led by Vivienne Wreh, the Liberian Ambassador to Ethiopia who is accompanied Macrine Mayanja, a senior political officer from the AU Commission division of humanitarian affairs, refugees and displaced persons.

25 Apr 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 24, 2012 (BOR) - Jonglei State’s deputy governor Hussein Maar, said Saturday 21 April that the Ethiopian government has called for South Sudan to return hundreds of armed young men from Pibor, Akobo, Uror Nyirol and Pochalla Counties who escaped to Ethiopia to avoid a disarmament campaign.

Maar, who is also the state minister of Information and Communication, revealed that on a short visit to Ethiopia earlier this month the government complained about the huge of number armed youth escaping disarmament from Jonglei.