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.
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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.
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.
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 […]
Mario Tama/AFP By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.
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.
By Male Daniel A United Nations expert group on enforced disappearances has called on the governments of Kenya and South Sudan to reveal the fate of two South Sudanese men who were abducted in Kenya last month.
Andreea Campeanu/Reuters By Male Daniel The UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, at the end of his four-day visit to South Sudan over the week called for those committing cimes of atrocity in the country to be held accountable.
Timothy McKulka By Male Daniel Santo Laku Poi, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba, recently casted doubt on the possibility that reconciliation for South Sudan will work. He said the war torn country’s reconciliation is being forced by leadership on citizens whose hearts are still broken.
Reuters photo By Male Daniel The ECSS & S Bishop of Lomega Diocese in South Sudan has accused the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, SPLA on the side of Salva Kiir, of committing mass rape of women both old and under age. The incident occurred in Jubek state near the South Sudanese capital Juba along the Juba […]
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.
B. Gezahegne By Male Daniel The United Nation High Commission for Refugees stated that South Sudan has become Africa’s largest refugee crisis “With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan crossing the 1.5 million mark.”
EPA photo By Gloria Nakiyimba Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants regional leaders to allow military commands to jointly work out a plan to flush out remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA and put an end to the suffering of the civilian population in Central African Republic.
Jok Solomun/Reuters By Magdalena Mis The United Nations rebuked South Sudan on Monday for failing to pursue justice after grave human rights abuses — including killings and gang rapes — committed during an explosion of violence in the capital Juba in July.
Antonio Parrinello/Reuters By Umberto Bacchi After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.
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.
Kenny Katombe/Reuters By Ogunniyi Abayomi The declaration of India as an independent state on the 15th of August 1947 enacted the struggle and movement of independence across African states.
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.
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.
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.
UNICEF photo By Amnesty International Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just ten countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published.
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.
Isaac Kasamani/AFP By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Arab Emirates has joined UNHCR to provide much needed relief items to South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in northern Uganda.
By Dukhan Jundit The United States, believed by most South Sudanese to be a friend in their stand for peace in the country, have contradicted themselves in their motivation as the world’s champion of democracy by accepting an illegitimate Vice President General Taban Deng Gai to land on its soil as representative of President Kiir.
By Peter Louis The South Sudan Commission on Human Rights recently concluded its first mission to South Sudan.
Goran Tomasevic/Reuters By Dukhan Jundit Decades ago, Dr Riek Machar-Teny was fighting both Bashir and Garang to liberate South Sudan from injustice and corruption, but many Sudanese are unaware of who freed them from a regime of dictators.
Reuters By Dukhan Jundit Is War the only solution to the ongoing civil war in South Sudan, rather than peace?
Camille Lepage By Joe Khamisi If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.
Moses Mukitale By Gloria Nakiyimba The Government of Uganda and UN Refugee Agency-UNHCR are implementing measures to contain an outbreak of Cholera in Pagirinya refugee camp in Adjuman.