South Sudan News


Friday, 05-22-15, 12:10Alarming Humanitarian Situation As Conflict Escalates[MSF] Juba/Nairobi -Escalating fighting in South Sudan is exposing civilians to widespread violence and severely restricting the provision of desperately needed aid, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 10:44Heads Up! Vegetable Oil Falls From the Sky in South Sudan[WFP] Word had spread around the village that WFP would be trying to drop vegetable oil from the air. As the Ilyshin-76 cargo plane approached the village many people rushed out to see for themselves and there was excitement and cheers as the hatch of the plane opened releasing small orange parachutes attached to blue boxes. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 10:46UN Mission Condemns Heavy Fighting Near Base Which Killed Four Civilians[UN News] The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said today that it is deeply concerned by the disregard for civilian lives, UN personnel and facilities shown by combatants in the country after four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed when artillery struck a Mission base in Melut, Upper Nile state. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 7:55Civilians Killed As Fighting Intensifies[Deutsche Welle] The UN has said that four civilians were killed during fighting between South Sudanese rebels and soldiers. The deaths come during a particular spike in civil war violence in South Sudan. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 11:49Unicef Warns Women and Children Being Victimized 'With Frightening Regularity'[UN News] Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women and small children making up the majority of most recent casualties, a representative from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the country said today. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 7:44Children as Young as 7 Targeted - UN Report[Al Jazeera] The UN children's agency says boys and girls as young as seven years old have been abducted, raped and killed in South Sudan. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 10:35UN Says 650,000 At Risk Due to Renewed Violence, As Security Council Threatens Sanctions[UN News] Gravely concerned at the ongoing violence in South Sudan, the Security Council has condemned both the renewed Government-led offensive in Unity state, as well as a recent large-scale attack by opposition forces on the war-torn town of Malakal, threatening to impose sanctions on all those threatening the country's peace, security and stability. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 10:29Children Killed, Abducted and Raped in South Sudan Attacks - Unicef[Unicef] Dozens of children have been killed, at least 12 raped and others abducted and recruited in a series of attacks in South Sudan's Unity State over a two-week period, according to eyewitness accounts received by UNICEF. read more...
Monday, 05-18-15, 8:42Gov't Defends Law That Aid Agencies Say Could Be 'Catastrophic'[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -South Sudan has defended a law limiting the number of foreign aid workers that can work in the country despite concerns from relief groups that the move could have "potentially catastrophic effects" for the millions of people who need help. read more...
Monday, 05-18-15, 6:57Major Battle Looms After Oil Town Clashes[RFI] The situation in the town of Malakal, a strategic town in South Sudan, remains unclear after clashes this weekend. Rival political and ethnic groups are vying for control of the capital of Upper Nile State, where the country's only functioning oilfields are located, suggesting a major battle is on the cards. read more...


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