South Sudanese musician uses song to educate on social media’s shortcomings

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Gift Friday

Through her songs, a South Sudanese musician from Gbudue State is educating youth and parents on the shortcomings of social media.

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Over 2,500 armed rebel youth surrender to government in South Sudan

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Gift Friday

The mayor of South Sudan’s Yambio municipality stated that over 2,500 armed youth formerly allied to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLA IO) in Gbudue state have so far surrendered to the government over the last five months.

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Thousands trapped by fighting in South Sudan as aid agencies pull out

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Katy Migiro

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have fled their homes and are now trapped under intense sun without food, water or medical care, aid agencies said after fierce fighting forced them to pull out of the region.

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

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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.

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Help urgently needed for South Sudanese refugees

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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.

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

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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.

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UN appeals for urgent funds for famine-hit South Sudan

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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 appeal.

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