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11 Sep 2017 description
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Devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme, le Chef des droits de l'homme de l'ONU a regretté l'hypocrisie de certains États qui défendent les droits humains sur la scène internationale tout en les bafouant ouvertement chez eux. Lors de l'ouverture de cette 36e session de cet organe onusien basé à Genève, M. Zeid a demandé au Président du Conseil et aux États membres d'envisager d'exclure du Conseil des droits de l'homme les États coupables des pires violations des droits de l'homme.

20 May 2017 description
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L’OMS publie aujourd'hui des chiffres sur les attaques contre les personnels de santé en 2016. Les données montrent que les attaques contre les établissements de santé, les agents de santé et les ambulances continuent d' augmenter avec une vitesse alarmante. En 2016, on compte 302 attaques dans 20 pays. Ces attaques ont des répercussions directes sur la prestation des services de santé, privant les personnes de soins souvent urgents. Ces données de l’OMS ont été collectées à partir de sources publiques et ont été classées selon le type d’attaque et le pays.

10 Sep 2016 description
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La Mission des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la MONUSCO signale la présence d'environ 20 000 réfugiés sud-soudanais dans le pays, « particulièrement » dans les provinces issues du démembrement de la Province Orientale. Ces personnes fuient les affrontements dans leur pays.

27 Dec 2014 description
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A "massive" literacy campaign is needed in South Sudan if the country is to develop according to an international NGO working with the UN.

It's thought that 80 per cent of the population cannot read and write.

And an estimated 400,000 children have dropped out of school as a result of the one-year-old conflict in South Sudan.

19 Apr 2014 description
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Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation.

The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels.

The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

01 Mar 2014 description
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Women are being encouraged to enter journalism in South Sudan bucking a trend which has typically seen only men employed as journalists.

Media workers in South Sudan have often reported harassment and physical hardship as part of the job, a situation which has deterred many women from entering the profession.

30 Jan 2014 description
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The mass burial of 500 people who were killed in fighting in a town in South Sudan is getting underway.

The authorities in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, say the victims, mainly women, children and the elderly, were killed by rebels.

Bor is one of the towns worst hit by recent fighting between the government and forces loyal to the former South Sudanese Vice-President.

14 Jan 2014 description
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A new camp is being created by the United Nations in Juba, to accommodate the 30,000 displaced people seeking shelter in two mission locations in the South Sudanese capital.

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to protect nearly 60,000 civilians at ten bases across the country.

The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Martin Nesirky, says there are many more people sheltering in other locations.

25 Dec 2013 description
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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will not abandon the people of this new country as inter-communal violence continues forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. This is the message from the head of UNMISS, Hilde Johnson during a press conference in the country's capital, Juba on Tuesday.

19 Nov 2013 description
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International police officers serving at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are helping to consolidate the rule of law in the world's newest nation, says UNMISS Police Commissioner Fred Yiga.

Top cops from UN peacekeeping operations are in New York this week to review the growing importance of UN police (or "UNPOL") who number more than 13,000 worldwide.

04 Nov 2013 description
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is working to return approximately 40,000 South Sudanese nationals who have been stranded in transit camps in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, for nearly three years.

IOM is appealing for $20 million to cover the cost of flights for these people who have been living in makeshift squalid conditions with no access to water and sanitation and decent shelter.

30 Jul 2013 description
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Every four seconds there’s a new refugee or internally displaced person in the world, says UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

People continually flee to other countries — tens of thousands of Malians to Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso; thousands of Sudanese to South Sudan, and now well over one million and a half Syrians to neighboring countries.

11 Jul 2013 description
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• This week, South Sudan celebrated its second anniversary as an independent nation. UN envoy Hilde Johnson told the Security Council that the country has made progress in areas such as consolidating peace and addressing cases of arbitrary detention. However, says insecurity and other challenges still remain

UN reports 300,000 people this year have fled fighting in Darfur

28 Jun 2013 description
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"The history of Sudan's Abyei region is a history of conflict" says the Force Commander of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNIFSA). However, says Major General Yohannes Tesfamariam, since the establishment of the mission in June 2011, the situation is relatively peaceful except for an incident in May this year.

30 Mar 2013 description
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Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a lancé ce mercredi un appel de fonds pour une aide d'urgence de 10 millions de dollars afin de faire face à l'afflux récent de réfugiés centrafricains et soudanais au Tchad. Ces fonds serviront aux opérations d’urgence pour les six prochains mois à l'Est et au Sud du Tchad.

18 Feb 2013 description
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It's been a tough first year for South Sudan since it became independent from Sudan, says the head of the UN Mission in the country.

Ms. Hilde Johnson told UN Radio's Donn Bobb on Friday that despite worrying trends of violence in the country, there have been positive developments in the new African country.

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16 Jan 2013 description
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A new programme in the Republic of South Sudan is helping vulnerable farmers to improve their livelihoods by boosting the quality of the seeds used to produce key crops.

The project, valued at more than $600 000 (EUR 500 000), will help to train farmers in the production, storage and marketing of quality seeds and cuttings for staple crops like sorghum, maize, cassava and cowpeas. It will also increase the availability of seeds to South Sudan’s most vulnerable farmers.