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At least 82 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013

By Peter Louis Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan said that the ongoing fighting in some parts of this country continues to compound an already dire humanitarian situation.

Help urgently needed for South Sudanese refugees

UNHCR photo   By Male Daniel The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed over the week to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food.

IFRC launches emergency appeal for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

AP photo   By Sheuli Akter Thousands of people who have sought refuge in south eastern Bangladesh, having fled violence in the northern area of Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar are now living in unplanned and overcrowded settlements where living conditions are extremely poor.

South Sudan refugee crisis escalates: Uganda and region in urgent need of assistance

UNHCR photo   By Male Daniel Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

UN appeals for urgent funds for famine-hit South Sudan

Siegfried Modola/Reuters   By Male Daniel Concluding a two-day visit to South Sudan – two weeks after localized famine was declared in Mayendit and Leer counties – the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, called for immediate and unhindered access to people in need of aid and urgent funding for the humanitarian […]

Famine hits parts of South Sudan

Siegfried Modola/Reuters   By Male Daniel War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine has now been declared, three UN agencies warned.

Drought Crisis In Kenya

Stephen Morrison/EPA   By Cynthia Meru The #EmbraceAFamily Campaign by the Kenya Red Cross Society is appealling to all Kenyans, Partners and Stakeholders to join them and help tackle the ongoing drought crisis by supporting one family for a month by donating 3000 Kenya Shillings.

Aid providers in South Sudan appeal for $1.6 billion

F.Noy/UN   By Male Daniel The organization for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in South Sudan stated that humanitarian organizations operating in the war torn country would need approximately US$1.6 billion to provide life-saving assistance and protection to 5.8 million people across South Sudan in 2017.

Renewed recruitment in South Sudan an indicator all parties preparing for conflict

Peter Louis   By Peter Louis Members from a United Nations commission on human rights for South Sudan on Wednesday gave press a briefing on their ten day vist to report on the country’s worsening condition.

Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail Hybrid Court to try war crimes

Simon Maina/AFP   By Amnesty International Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail justice for crimes committed during the deadly conflict that began in December 2013, said human rights NGO Amnesty International and FIDH in a joint briefing published yesterday.

South Sudan crisis increases as civilians flee insecurity

By Peter Louis Nearly three years after conflict erupted in South Sudan, the regional impact of the crisis is rising alarmingly as the number of South Sudanese crossing international borders in search of safety grows each day.

A Beacon of Justice, Security and Rule of Law: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Frank Augstein/AP   By Cynthia M. Lardner German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is widely viewed as the most powerful woman not only in the EU but in the world. Today, Ms. Merkel is confronted with widespread criticism primarily from fringe groups in Germany threatening Germany’s long-standing status as being a leader in justice, security and […]

UN Coordinator Condemns Grave Consequences For Civilians of Fighting in Wau

By Peter Louis Following a one-day visit to Wau, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan has expressed shock and outrage regarding the loss of life, displacement, and suffering that civilians have endured as a result of the fighting.

I’m The Greatest…!

By Ahmed Tharwat The presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump reacted to President Obama’s assertion that Muslims are our sports heroes, questioning “What sports is he talking about, and who?” I’m not interested in engaging in a sports contest, especially with a rich white man with a bad hairpiece. But my admiration for a black Muslim […]

Afghanistan: Number of internally displaced by conflict doubled to 1.2 million in just 3 years

Janus Engel   By Amnesty International The number of Afghans who have fled violence and remained trapped in their own country – where they live on the brink of survival, has dramatically doubled over the past three years, a new report by Amnesty International highlights.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

Assessing the Role of UNHCR: Crucial player in European refugee crisis

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis   By Anant Mishra Introduction The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) principle task is to provide protection to refugees and other populations of concern, especially the stateless people, who are greatly affected during conflict, assisting other UN agencies by providing viable solutions to the issue also.

More than 44,000 children in South Sudan vaccinated against measles

Colin Crowley/Save the Children   By Peter Louis Over forty four thousand (44,447) South Sudanese children under the age of five have been vaccinated against measles during a two-week campaign launched by Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit (EHU) in Mayom County, in the conflict affected oil-rich Unity state of South Sudan.

IOM targets vulnerable populations in remote areas of South Sudan

By Peter Louis Rapid response teams from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) are addressing the humanitarian needs of crisis-affected populations outside of displacement sites in South Sudan.

MSF condemns looting of its Medical Centre in Pibor, South Sudan

By Peter Louis Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the looting of its medical centre in Pibor, South Sudan that occurred during and after heavy fighting from February 23 to 25, which also destroyed large sections of the town.

Dutch Minister Lilianne Ploumen visits DR Congo in a show of solidarity

  By Sylvain Muyali The Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Cooperation and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, arrived in Goma on Tuesday November 11th at the head of an important delegation on a 24 hour working visit of North Kivu.