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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.

07 Feb 2018 description

PETER RING ARIIK KUOL

People seeking shelter at protection sites in Mingkaman in the Greater Lakes region decry what they call “funding gaps” and call on the international community to alleviate the humanitarian crisis situation they are going through.

Many humanitarian actors have left the area due to a lack of funds. Decreased resources mean that those in need are now living on reduced rations as the few remaining relief organizations struggle to deliver adequate social services to the densely populated protection sites.

23 Mar 2017 description

Up to 75 per cent of people living in Imatong state may have left their homes because they cannot get enough to eat, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, has been told by community leaders in Torit.

Mr Shearer was visiting Torit on Thursday, his first mission to the capital of the state.

Torit has largely been spared the worst of the 2013 outbreak of conflict in South Sudan but since July 2016 has been considered a flashpoint by the UN after heavy fighting between the government SPLA and opposition forces.