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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

IOM helps Ethiopian Migrants to return home from South Sudan

By Peter Louis Many of the Ethiopian migrants travelled to South Sudan following the country’s independence in 2011. However, when war broke out on 15 December 2013, life became very unsafe. A large number of the migrants lived in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states, where the conflict has been most severe.

More than 10,000 internally displaced people arrive at UN camp in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis The International Organisation for Migration in South Sudan (IOM) is currently responding to a rapid influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, in the Upper Nile State.

South Sudanese people say ‘Enough is enough’: The suffering must end

  By Peter Louis Enough is enough with regard to the suffering of the people of South Sudan. The international community are now called upon to take action in the event of the two warring parties failing to sign a peace agreement on 17th August 2015. On Friday in Juba hundreds of internally displaced persons […]

UNMISS Launches Destruction Of Weapons Confiscated From Internally Displaced Persons

  By Peter Louis Earlier this week in Juba, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) destroyed twenty five firearms and hundreds of knives, machetes and similar weapons confiscated from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in its Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.