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09 Nov 2017 description

Refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Uganda at an average rate of 35,000 a month this year

  • More than a million South Sudanese refugees are in Uganda
  • Delays and funding cuts means many are desperate for food
  • Some have gone back to forage and been killed

By Jason Patinkin

PALORINYA, Uganda, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when the food ran out, he returned home only to be killed in the conflict he had fled.

26 Oct 2017 description

By Jason Patinkin

KAMPALA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Foreign victims of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan began giving testimony via video link from the United States on Wednesday in the trial of government soldiers accused of murder and gang rape.

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11 Aug 2017 description

"At 5:00 am, SPLA-IO (Juba faction) forces came under heavy fire in Pagak ... Their main aim was to drive out our forces from the strategic town of Pagak"

NAIROBI, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted on Friday in the South Sudanese town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said.

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03 Jul 2017 description

Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

  • First reported attacks in Uganda since war started

  • Uganda hosts about one million South Sudan refugees

  • Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

By Elias Biryabarema

GBARI, Uganda, July 3 (Reuters) - Men wearing South Sudanese military uniforms have launched two raids on a hamlet over the border in Uganda in recent weeks, residents said, stealing cattle and raising fears that a near four-year-old conflict is spreading.

30 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters

"We cannot allow them (aid workers) to go and then be hit by wrong elements against peace and then the government will be blamed"

NAIROBI, June 29 (Reuters) - South Sudan's government says it may withhold permission for aid workers to go to some rebel-held areas on security grounds, the president's spokesman said on Thursday, after the U.N. complained aid convoys were being blocked.

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19 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters Sunday, 18 June 2017 09:17 GMT

The fugitives are part of the biggest movement of people in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide

  • Nearly 4 million displaced by South Sudan war

  • U.N. refugee chief points finger at political leaders

  • Tribal tensions, oil at root of conflict

By David Lewis

26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:56 GMT

"The refugees are stealing, they stole a goat at night and their foot marks were traced up to the camp"

By Pacato Peter Obwot

PAGIRINYA, Uganda May 26 (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.

23 May 2017 description

With no sign of a political deal with rebels it is unclear whether a truce will take hold

JUBA, May 22 (Reuters) - The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold.

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10 May 2017 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, May 9 (Reuters) - Uganda hopes to raise $2 billion in donations at a U.N. refugee summit next month to help fund relief operations for refugees flowing in from neighbouring South Sudan, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said on Tuesday.

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25 Apr 2017 description

Parts of the war-ravaged country are suffering famine

JUBA, April 25 (Reuters) - South Sudan has secured $106 million from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, in part to pay for food imports as millions face starvation and to fund the construction of a road to trade partner Kenya, its finance minister said.

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15 Apr 2017 description

The U.N. has a large peacekeeping force in the East African nation

NAIROBI, April 15 (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed in the South Sudanese town of Raga when fighting erupted between government forces and the main rebel group, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday, within a week of violence in neighbouring Wau state that killed 16.

(Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation).

12 Apr 2017 description

Last week, more than 3,000 people arrived at the border in a single morning after an alleged massacre by South Sudan government troops

  • Uganda home to nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees

  • Refugee system at breaking point - UNHCR

  • More fleeing ethnic fighting every day

  • Local animosity towards refugees growing

By Ed Cropley

05 Apr 2017 description

Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border

  • Grim testimony from refugees fleeing into Uganda

  • Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border

  • Government forces attack border town 'to flush out rebels'

  • Three-year civil war ripping apart world's youngest nation

04 Apr 2017 description

The United Nations said in December it had evidence of ethnic cleansing

  • Refugees say attacked by government soldiers

  • Government says launched operation against guerrillas

  • Death toll not known, but likely in double figures (Adds details, quotes, background)

04 Apr 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 10:43 GMT

NGOMOROMO, Uganda, April 4 (Reuters) - More than 3,000 South Sudanese fled into neighbouring Uganda on Tuesday after government soldiers attacked the border town of Pajok, killing men, women and children indiscriminately, refugees said.

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03 Apr 2017 description

War-ravaged South Sudan announced the 100-fold hike in the fee for foreign professionals in early March

JUBA, April 3 (Reuters) - South Sudan has suspended plans to charge foreign workers a $10,000 work permit fee, the finance minister said, after criticism that it would create a huge expense for aid organisations.

War-ravaged South Sudan announced the 100-fold hike in the fee for foreign professionals in early March. Most such workers in the young country are employees of humanitarian groups.

26 Feb 2017 description

South Sudanese families caught up in famine are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the river Nile.

THONYOR, South Sudan, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Like thousands of other South Sudanese families caught up in famine, Sara Dit and her 10 children are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the river Nile.

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20 Feb 2017 description

Anglican Bishop Paul Yogusuk said soldiers had attacked at least five women and girls a week ago following a deadly ambush on a military convoy

By Denis Dumo

JUBA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The South Sudanese military has launched a rare investigation into allegations that soldiers gang-raped villagers, a bishop told Reuters on Sunday, after a week of high-level army resignations by officers citing rampant abuse.

17 Feb 2017 description

Last year, reunifications dropped by 50 percent because there was not enough money to trace families

By Siegfried Modola

BENTIU, Feb 16 (Reuters) - In the chaos of South Sudan's civil war, it took three years for Nyagonga Machul to find her lost children.

Machul had travelled from her village to the capital when President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, fired his deputy Riek Machar, a Nuer, in 2013. The dismissal triggered a civil war in the world's newest nation that has increasingly been fought along ethnic lines.

16 Feb 2017 description

In 2011, Somalia suffered a famine that killed 260,000 people. The famine was declared in July, but most people had already died by May

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, Feb 16 (Reuters) - More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says.