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- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
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The three countries have issued the statement amid ongoing violations of the ceasefire from both sides. The civil war in South Sudan has now entered its fifth year, with the conflict leaving tens of thousands dead.
The United States, Britain, and Norway on Tuesday warned warring sides in the South Sudan conflict to stop violating a ceasefire that began on December 24.
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.
Kakuma was once a sleepy, remote region of Kenya. Now it is home to the country's second-largest refugee camp. There appears to be no end in sight to the stream of people escaping war-torn South Sudan.
The fire crackled all night long. Alice Maraka and her family had covered large distances on foot to comb the drought-stricken area for wood they could make into charcoal. When the coal is cool enough to handle, Alice heads to the United Nations refugee camp in Kakuma, where she trades it for food. A bowl of coal fetches two portions of millet or beans.
Foreign aid groups are facing pressure in several African countries to hire more local workers. But South Sudan's recent move to increase work permit fees to up to $10,000 could spell disaster for the war-torn country.
Uganda is home to about 400,000 South Sudanese refugees, making it the largest host country in East Africa. Some refugees who have lived in Uganda for up to a decade do not intend to return home.
By Cristina Krippahl
Heavy fighting, hundreds dead, thousands on the run and urgent appeals from the international community for an end to the violence: the story unfolding in South Sudan seems sadly familiar.
Rival factions took up arms again in South Sudan's capital of Juba on Monday in the fifth day of fighting between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers backing Vice-President Riek Machar.
Five years after the start of a war in Sudan, fought with ground attacks and aerial bombings, South Kordofan refugees are still seeking safety in neighboring South Sudan.
By Laura Wagenknecht
When the war in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan's South Kordofan state began in 2011, thousands of Nuba people fled to neighboring South Sudan. They settled close to the border in Yida where they built a market, workshops, houses and schools.
Political analysts say the peace deal in South Sudan will not see the light of day if the root cause of a two-year civil war is not addressed. Lack of trust among rivals remains a stumbling block.
Author Jan-Philipp Scholz and Adrian Kriesch/jak
South Sudan marks its fourth year of independence amid an ongoing civil war. But while warring political factions continue to fight, the people of Kuron village are trying to set their differences aside.