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01 Feb 2012 description
report Miraya FM

The death toll from last Saturday's cattle raid attack in Tonj County, in Warrap State has reportedly increased from 40 to more than 70 people.

The Warrap State governor, Nyandeng Dielic told Radio Miraya that the attack was carried out by militias whom she alleged to be from Unity State.

Nyandeng urged the government of Unity state to disarm the civil population.

In related development, the Unity State Minister of Information, Gideon Gatpan said his state was in process of disarming all the population of illegal arms.

01 Feb 2012 description
report Miraya FM

The minister of local government and Law Enforcement Agencies in Jonglei State, Diing Akol Diing, has asked the people of the state to voluntarily hand over all illegal arms to the government.

Akol said that the government is urging the poupation to disarm themeslves however other measures will be taken if people don't comply with the appeal.

Akol urges all organized forces and the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) to speed up moving into their respective areas of deployment to disarm all communities immediately.

01 Feb 2012 description

Two days before flying to Arusha, Tanzania, to better their skills so that they can educate others, nine South Sudanese health professionals selected to take part in a one-year scholarship programme met today with officials from the South Sudan Ministry of Health (MoH) and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Juba.

“This scholarship is a big opportunity for South Sudan,” said Dr. Makur Kariom, Under Secretary at the South Sudan MoH. “We have very good structures in the health sector and are well-equipped, but we lack the skills and substance.”

01 Feb 2012 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. The Price Watch provides an update on trends in selected urban centers. Prices for key markets and commodities monitored are made available in the Price Watch Annex.

  • In West Africa, prices remain higher than last year but markets appear to operate normally in most cases by transferring grain supplies between surplus markets in the Guinean zone and deficit markets in the Sahel.

31 Jan 2012 description
report DARA

“Sudan continues to be a university for learning, in terms of humanitarian issues.”

Humanitarian Voices interview with Nils Kastberg. Mr. Kastberg discusses the humanitarian priorities in Sudan, coordination issues, and the implications of the two states for the humanitarian community.

Mr. Kastberg is the former UNICEF Representative in Sudan (2009 to 2011).

Watch the interview.

31 Jan 2012 description

"We feel safe here," says Labakal Kalahin, an exhausted mother of four who lost one of her children while fleeing to the village of Pibor from the fighting which erupted late last year in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. She’s among tens of thousands of people driven from their homes by the fighting whom WFP is now moving to assist with food and basic necessities.

31 Jan 2012 description
report DARA

The Republic of South Sudan was born on 9 July 2011 in a context of instability due to increased fighting between the Sudanese Army and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North rebels in the border region of South Kordofan.

31 Jan 2012 description

More Help Needed to Prevent Humanitarian Disaster

JUBA, South Sudan/GENEVA, 25 January 2012 (LWI) – Humanitarian organizations, including The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), have added emergency aid programs to their ongoing work in South Sudan in response to inter-ethnic fighting there.

Since December, cattle raids in Jonglei State have become increasingly violent and prolific. On 13 January, according to a local Member of Parliament at least 55 people were reported to have died, 52 were injured and 40 children were abducted in Wek and Patuet districts.

31 Jan 2012 description

OVERVIEW

Almost six months after the secession of South Sudan a number of issues remain unresolved between Sudan and South Sudan, including the sharing of oil revenues, border demarcation, the status of the Abyei region, and the return of people of South Sudanese origin who live in Sudan. Conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States continued throughout the 4th quarter of 2011, displacing thousands of civilians.

31 Jan 2012 description
report Miraya FM

More than sixty people, mainly elderly, have arrived in Wau of Western Bahr, Alghazal State from Sudan. The State Director of South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Mathew Chan Majok told Radio Miraya that last Saturday two planes transporting sixty six returnees landed at Wau airport.

Majok added that the returnees are being accommodated in Wau for verification before final reuniting them with their families.

This is the first airlift of returnees to Wau by air since the beginning of the arrival of the Southerners returnees from the North.

31 Jan 2012 description

JUBA The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has scaled up food assistance to reach 80,000 people affected by the recent escalation of inter-communal violence in Jonglei State, in the eastern part of South Sudan.

31 Jan 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 31, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan's presidential advisor on Gender and Human Rights, Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, has expressed urgent need to disarm the civil populations in her home state of Jonglei in order to achieve peace among rival communities.

The presidential advisor, who is the widow of the late founder of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), John Garang de Mabior, and popularly known as 'Mama Nyandeng', said the populations in the volatile Jonglei state would benefit from the peace dividends only if they abandon the violence.

31 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENÈVE, 27 janvier 2012 - L'UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui 1,28 milliard de dollars É.-U. pour financer en 2012 ses opérations humanitaires destinées à aider les enfants dans plus de 25 pays. La liste des pays comprend de nombreuses situations d'urgence qui durent depuis longtemps et qu'on a surnommées les « urgences silencieuses » mais la crise en Somalie et dans d'autres pays de la Corne de l'Afrique représente près d'un tiers du montant total sollicité.

31 Jan 2012 description

Abyei is a relatively small and disputed area of land on the border of North and South Sudan that has, in recent years, experienced much turmoil. Historically, both the governments of South and North Sudan have claimed Abyei and tensions that have existed since before the first Sudanese Civil War (1956-1972), have periodically bubbled up to the surface.

In anticipation of the July 2011 referendum on South Sudanese independence, tensions again began to mount. From October 2010, Southern Sudanese people began to return from their homes and jobs in the north.

31 Jan 2012 description

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), formerly known as Southern Sudan Centre for Census,
Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE), is the official statistical body of the Government of South Sudan.

31 Jan 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

January 31, 2012 (BENTIU) - Group of criminal gangs suspected to have come have stolen over 300 head of cattle and abducted two children in “Dhorkiere” from west Pachar payam of Payinjiar County of Unity State.

Unity State officials allege that the cattle raiders came from Amongpiny and Malek Payams of Rumbek Central County of Lakes State.

According to Peter Gai Joak, the area commissioner, said that the South Sudan army (SPLA) and police recovered the stolen cows and the two abducted children on Monday 30 January.

31 Jan 2012 description

Satellites Capture Battle for Control of Main Refugee Route Out of Sudan

Posted by Mollie Zapata on Jan 30, 2012

A battle over control of the main refugee route from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan into South Sudan raged last week, according to eyewitness reports obtained by the Enough Project. Sources reported that at 5 a.m. local time on January 25, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, or SPLA-N, launched an offensive from the mountains above the town of Toroge toward the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, positioned below.