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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.

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.

Over 100 children released by armed groups in South Sudan

Sebastian Rich   By Peter Louis Armed groups in South Sudan last week released a total of 145 children. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.

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.

South Sudan Plan on ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

Martine Perret/UN   By Peter Louis The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the […]

Human Rights Commission in South Sudan concludes first visit

By Peter Louis The South Sudan Commission on Human Rights recently concluded its first mission to South Sudan.

Over 37,000 South Sudanese Sheltering in UN Protection Site

By Peter Louis An estimated 37,200 displaced persons are currently seeking protection at one of the two UN peacekeeping bases in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, according to a population count held at the UN House protection of civilians (PoC) site in August.

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.

Agencies warn of an unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan

Alissa/UNICEF   By Peter Louis Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, as the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies have warned.

People in South Sudan with disabilities advocate for equal rights

By Peter Louis The newly established South Sudan Information Commission has been urged to ensure that people living with disabilities such as the deaf, blind and with other physical challenges have equal access to information as guaranteed in the South Sudan Right of Access to Information Act, 2013.

UN not formally recognising 28 states of South Sudan after formation of government

By Peter Louis The Special Representative for the Secretary General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, Madam Ellen Loj earlier briefed journalists on the general situation in South Sudan following the formation of the Transitional Government of the National Unity.

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.

South Korean singer arrives in South Sudan for Peace Concert

By Peter Louis South Korean Singer, Kim Jang Hoon arrived in Juba yesterday to perform at the Peace Concert for South Sudan.

Japan and IOM team to improve border management in South Sudan

By Peter Louis The Government of Japan and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) delivered two training manuals to the Government of South Sudan to improve border and migration management across the country.

Troops arrive in South Sudan to enforce security

By Peter Louis The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) welcomed the arrival in Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, of thirty-nine SPLM/A (In Opposition) troops.

Radio Listener Clubs promoted in South Sudan to empower rural communities

By Peter Louis The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is promoting ‘radio listener clubs’ in South Sudan as a community based communication platform, to provide women and youths in rural areas access to information, equal representation and participation in decision-making.

Calm returns to South Sudanese Protection of Civilians site after disturbances

By Peter Louis On Saturday at approximately 11:30am a fight broke out between individuals of two different internally displaced communities (IDP) in the market area within the Juba protection of civilians site (POC 1).

Population in Leer, South Sudan live in fear of rape, looting and violence

By Peter Louis The population in Leer, South Sudan, continues to live in fear of rape, looting and violence after at least four incidents were recorded in March.

Japan provides funds to support emergency relief work in South Sudan

By Peter Louis The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$3.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support WFP’s lifesaving relief operations in South Sudan, including specialized nutrition treatment for mothers and children and a critical aviation service for humanitarian workers.

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.

Looming medical crisis in South Sudan following recent fighting

By Peter Louis Following the looting of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health centre during fighting on 23, 24 and 25 February in the town of Pibor, South Sudan, the severe limitations of medical care could result in significant avoidable disease and death, warned the humanitarian medical organization.

21 Millions Dollars Allocated For Emergency Fund for South Sudan

By Peter Louis Salva Kiir, President of South Sudan, has assured UN chief Ban Ki-moon that he will ensure the peace agreement is fully implemented. This came in a closed-door meeting the UN chief held with President Salva Kiir in Juba yesterday.

High Vaccine Prices Hamper Immunisation Efforts In Africa

By Peter Louis Ministerial Conference on Immunisation in Africa presses countries to do more, but gives free pass to pharmaceutical companies charging inflated vaccine prices.

MSF compound looted amid fighting in South Sudan

By Peter Louis A Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical compound has been looted amid fighting that broke out on Tuesday afternoon in Pibor, South Sudan, which has left approximately 1000 people seeking shelter at the UNMISS base.

UNESCO welcomes establishment of autonomous South Sudan media authority

By Peter Louis UNESCO has welcomed the establishment of an autonomous Media Regulatory Authority in South Sudan, to oversee the media industry in terms of regulation, media development and issuance of broadcasting licenses.

Violence in Protection of Civilians’ Site strongly condemned by UN Mission in South Sudan

By Peter Louis The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned the violence that erupted between Shilluk and Dinka youths in its Protection of Civilians site in Malakal.

Education Drive To Benefit Half A Million Out-Of-School Children In South Sudan

By Peter Louis An initiative to educate over half a million children in South Sudan was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology with support from UNICEF.

Humanitarian partners urgently require funding for South Sudan in race against time

By Peter Louis As humanitarian needs rise in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator has called for urgent funding to enable aid organizations to rapidly scale-up humanitarian action during the dry season.

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

By Peter Louis With a rise in hunger at harvest time and a harsh and prolonged 2016 lean season approaching, South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people – nearly 25 percent of the country’s population – remain in urgent need of food assistance, at least 40,000 people on the brink […]