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- South Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak - Dec 2017
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
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- Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (A/HRC/37/71)
- Hungry for Peace: Exploring the Links Between Conflict and Hunger in South Sudan (February 2018)
- Nearly two-thirds of the population in South Sudan at risk of rising hunger
- A ‘silent killer’, maternal and neonatal tetanus, is causing deaths of mothers and newborns across South Sudan
- Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent action to avert worsening food crisis in South Sudan
FARADJE, 26 March 2012 (IRIN) - The dilemma for Atati Faustin, 13, from Faradje in Haut-Uélé District, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is that although he misses his younger brother - abducted into the ranks of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) two years ago - he is also afraid of being reunited with him.
"I want my brother back," he told IRIN, "but if I see him I would run. I am scared of him. I feel like he has died."
24 March 2012 – The African Union (AU) and the UN Office for Central Africa today unveiled a regional task force in Juba aimed at eliminating the Lord’s Resistance Army and capturing its leader Joseph Kony.
“It is time to deal with them and bring them to book, arrest their leader for the atrocities he has committed in South Sudan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” said the South Sudanese Minister of Interior, Alison Manani Magaya, as he opened the ceremony.
A peace ceremony held in the Warrap State county of Tonj North today has formalized the end to years of sporadic conflict among three Dinka clans living in the area.
Warrap Governor Nyangdeng Malek led a delegation of senior state government officials who attended the ceremony that was held in a dry river bed located between the payams of Alabek and Marial Lou.
Hannah McNeish | Jamam, Upper Nile State - Sudan
More than 100,000 refugees have fled conflict in Sudan’s war-torn border states. Since June, just weeks before the country split, they sought refuge in the newly-independent south. But having escaped violence and aerial bombardment, the refugees now find themselves in another precarious situation, due to food and water shortages in South Sudan camps.
Some youths from the Akobo County payam of Walgak in Jonglei State told a visiting UNMISS integrated monitoring team today of their wish to join government security forces after handing in their weapons.
Residents of the payam have surrendered only 41 weapons since the statewide civilian disarmament campaign began in Walgak on 19 March, according to Col. Alier Chuyt of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).
March 25, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The visiting Kenyan Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka on Sunday delivered a letter from his boss president Mwai Kibaki to Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir.
Musyoka told reporters after the meeting that the message contained an initiative to establish good neighborly relations between north and south Sudan. He underlined Kenya’s keenness to remove suspicions and hostilities between the two sides and urging them to maintain peaceful coexistence in spirit of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
March 26, 2012 (JUBA) - As South Sudan’s disarmament exercise enters its second week; a Swiss-based research group has largely blamed the national army -SPLA- and the members of the police forces of allegedly providing both the Murle and Luo Nuer tribes with arms and ammunition.
According to Small Arms Survey, in the final days of 2011, 6,000-8,000 mostly Lou Nuer youth, calling themselves the White Army, carried out a large-scale attack in villages occupied by the Murle in Pibor in what has been described as the worst cycle of violence the region witnessed in recent months.
1.0 Objectives of the Mission
Using GPS and SDI-T tools track and assess Malakal, Nasser, Kiech Kon, Mathiang, Pagak, Jemaam, Maban, Polich, Meluth, and Jikou Road sections for humanitarian access.
Identify the exact stretch of the damaged roads, bridges and culverts, to repair and understand better access for returnees, Common Transport service (CTS) and for all humanitarian Community/INGO’s/Local NGO’s and GOSS.
Assess the possibility of using Gambella Road corridor into Upper Nile State, South Sudan.
Clashes in Upper Nile and Jonglei
Violent clashes between the Lou Nouer and Murle have been reported with attacks occurring in Ulang, Upper Nile and Akobo, Jonglei State causing health actors to mobilise and respond to the emergency.
Since Friday 9th March over 75 trauma vicitims have been admitted to Akobo Hospital, 65 of which have been gun shot wounds.
Health partners sent boats to retrieve the injured from locations where they were known to be congregating in Wanding, Kier and Delule.
M. Abou Moussa, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour l’Afrique centrale et Chef du Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale, M. Francisco Caetano José Madeira, Envoyé spécial de l’Union africaine sur la question de l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), et le général de division Adrian J.
By Julius N. Uma
March 25, 2012 (JUBA) — The European Union (EU) has allocated €9m for humanitarian assistance to people affected by over two decades of the Joseph Kony-led Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as part of the United Nations and African Union-backed joint military strategy against the rebels.
• In Blue Nile, fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North continues.
• In South Kordofan, a multi-sectoral monitoring mission comprised of state authorities and UN agencies has left Kadugli for Abu Jubaiha and Talodi.
• In Abyei, UNISFA reports an increase in the number of returns north of the Bahr el Arab/Kiir River, now standing at around 4,800 people.
• In South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) continues to affect civilians.
• Civilians continue to cross into South Sudan and Ethiopia, bringing the total of Sudanese refugees in these countries to more than 130,000.
• In South Kordofan, up to 153,000 children could miss the upcoming Polio National Immunisation campaign due to ongoing fighting.
• In Abyei, returnees north of the Bahr el Arab/Kiir River need food and shelter assistance.
26/03/2012 - Hilary Atkins accompanied officials from Street Children Aid in Juba, South Sudan, to the local rubbish dump where they found children collecting metal and playing cards.
Juba, South Sudan, and the outside temperature at 9.00 am is about 38 degrees. I am with Charles Wani Elikana and Emmanuel Wani, officials of a relatively new organisation in Juba called Street Children Aid, and we are on our way to the Juba local rubbish dump.
23/03/2012 - South Sudan has a matter of days to provide food, shelter, medical facilities and various services to tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who are due to cross the border from Khartoum before April 8th. In one of the world's poorest countries, a state minister responsible for child welfare outlines the challenges.