South Sudan News


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...
Friday, 05-15-15, 15:38'Untold Suffering' of South Sudanese People Must End, UN Envoy Tells Security Council[UN News] The security situation in South Sudan deteriorated further during late April and early May, the head of the United Nations mission in the country warned today as she briefed the Security Council on the "very worrying" developments that have had a devastating effect on civilians. read more...
Friday, 05-15-15, 13:09UN Airlifts Seeds to Conflict-Hit Farmers[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -The United Nations is sending up to 18 flights a day into South Sudan carrying seeds, tools and fishing equipment to allow desperate farmers to sow crops as the planting season begins in the conflict-ravaged country. read more...

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