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01 Jul 2013 description
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(30th June, 2013) - 127 children and women who were abducted by the Sudan Armed Forces in Jaunary have been handed over to the Northern Bhar al-Ghazal State (NBG) government.

The SAF and allied militias seized the victims during an attack on Kitkit area in Raja County, Western Bhar al-Ghazal State, and held them as captives in Sudan’s Eastern Darfur.

Former members of the Committee for the Eradication of Abduction of Women and Children (CEAWC) negotiated and secured the release of the abductees with the help of Rezigat tribal chiefs.

13 Jun 2013 description
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(13th June, 2013) - The World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director, Lucy Mukami, said the organization has pre-positioned over 20,000 metric tons of food aid for Upper Nile State.

Director Mukami stated that the emergency food aid will be stored in warehouses in Maban, Upper Nile State and Ethiopia.

She also said that rations will be distributed to refugees every month for the rest of the year.

“We have cereals in the form of sorghum or maize including vegetable oil and salt to be distributed refugees monthly,” she said.

05 Oct 2012 description
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At Jamam refugee camp in Upper Nile state, South Sudan, living conditions have been worsening for the refugees fleeing violence in Sudan's Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

In Jully, Jamam, already home to more than 18,000 refugees uprooted from their homes since the war broke out in the two states in May last year, were submerged in water.

21 Jun 2012 description
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"Refugees have no choice. You do." Was the theme for World Refugee Day, June 20th 2012. According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, every minute, eight people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

There are more than 42 million forcibly displaced people around the world.

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the numbers represent far more than statistics; they are individuals and families whose lives have been up-ended, whose communities have been destroyed, and whose future remains uncertain.

11 May 2012 description
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Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:26 Lagu Francis

The World Food Program (WFP) plans to provide food aid to 900 schools in South Sudan this school year.

The assistance is part of a nutrition program targeting children, nursing and pregnant mothers.

WFP Country director Chris Nikoi said the food will be delivered to children in food insecure areas.

04 May 2012 description
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The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) has warned of tough measures against recruiting children into the national army.

The warning comes afew weeks aftyer the SPLA issued directing all army units to screen and register all children in their ranks.

Addressing the press in Juba on Friday, without specifying the punitive measures, the SPLA spokesperson Col. Philip Aguer said recruitment of child soldiers is a crime.

15 Jan 2012 description
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At least 57 people including a chief and his family have been confirmed killed in a suspected Murle youth revenge attack Wednesday night on Uror County in Jonglei State, the Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin has told AFP.

The minister says 11 men were killied in the attack, the remainder being women and children.

Speaking to Radio Miraya on Thursday, the Uror County Commissioner Simon Hoth Dol said two remote villages of Wek and Payok in the county were the targets of the armed attackers.

13 Dec 2011 description
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The government of Sudan has postponed the hand over of 900 unaccompanied South Sudanese children until July next year.

Sudan Secretary General for Child Welfare Council, Gamar Habbani told the press on Sunday, that the decision was reached during a meeting with the government of South Sudan. The meeting also discussed the state of the children and resolved to suspend their repartriation to pave way for more coordination.

Habani said the children will be handed to South Sudan according to international standards.

03 Sep 2011 description
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Eighty female inmates who were being held in Omdurman Women's Prison in Sudan have been released, the minister of information and broadcasting, Barnaba Mariala Benjamin has said.

The women from South Sudan were jailed for brewing alcohol, which is illegal in Sudan.

Speaking to the media after the Council of Ministers meeting on Friday, Marial explained that the release was in response to a letter written by president of the republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, asking his counterpart in Sudan, Omar al Barshir, to release South Sudanese prisoners in Sudan.

12 May 2011 description
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Three children abducted in 2010 from Central Equatoria's Magala Payam have been found in Jonglei state. Central Equatoria state's Dircetor of Child Welfare, Martin Mogga, told Radio Miraya on Wednesday that the state has requested UNICEF to retrieve the children from Dok in Jonglei so that they can be reunited with their families.

He urged the state government to deploy police to Liria, Wunduruba and other areas where currently there is no police to provide security.