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Suffering in Yemen and South Sudan explodes as UN rages with frustration

Relentless suffering is devouring innocent people by the hour in Yemen and South Sudan while the Trump administration sends confusing signals about its intentions on providing helping hands. United Nations relief workers are raging with frustration as they bear witness to the worst crises in human suffering since World War II. They have the will [...]Show More Summary

UN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue abuses

The United Nations commission of inquiry for South Sudan now has broader powers to pursue human rights abuses like mass rape and torture in the country's three-year civil war. The … Click to Continue »

Is America suddenly too poor to help feed the world's hungry?

To the editor: It is truly appalling and makes me feel heart-sick that at a time of looming famine for countries like South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, instead of the United States leading the way as we have for so many years in trying to ameliorate the suffering among some of the most vulnerable...

South Sudan: 'There are only dead bodies'

South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda - escaping rape, murder, assault and torture - share their stories.

UN chief accuses South Sudan's government of ignoring famine

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres accused South Sudan's government on Thursday of refusing to express "any meaningful concern" about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need … Click to Continue »

UN Security Council again eyes sanctions on South Sudan

The UN Security Council voiced alarm about the deepening humanitarian crisis and famine in South Sudan, with the United States, Britain and France raising anew the idea of sanctions and a weapons embargo. Attacks on humanitarian andShow More Summary

U.S. warns South Sudan government against 'deliberate starvation tactics'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States warned South Sudan's government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine could "amount to deliberate starvation tactics."

Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in

Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief and Uganda's government said Thursday, calling for … Click to Continue »

As South Sudan's Civil War Worsens, Thousands of Children Are Being Forced to Join the Fight. Will Washington Help?

As the Trump administration hashes out its new foreign policy, some fear the country’s child soldiers are running out of time.

Corruption Fuels Famine in South Sudan

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The infant nation of South Sudan is already close to death, thanks to some of the worlds greediest and most corrupt leaders. The good news is, death isnt inevitable.

Heartbreaking scenes of war and famine in South Sudan childrens' hospital

One million children in South Sudan are in desperate need of food, yet violence prevents aid from delivery

Millions at risk as South Sudan facing devastating famine

As South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, is roiled by civil war and famine, more than 100,000 people face starvation. Debora Patta reports from a childrens' hospital in Juba, the nation's capital, which is struggling to treat the most vulnerable.

PHOTOS | World Water Day 2017

More than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the country's problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. Even those South Sudanese who can find water spend much of their day hiking, fetching and carrying the containers of the precious fluid...

SEE IT: All passengers survive burning South Sudan pane

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

"It is miraculous, completely," a presidential spokesperson said.

Norway: South Sudan crisis is man-made, government must act

Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war … Click to Continue »

UN: 1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon

The U.N. peacekeeping chief says the first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will deploy within a few weeks. Herve Ladsous spoke Tuesday during a visit … Click to Continue »

Lucky escape for S.Sudan plane crash survivors

All passengers and crew survived a plane crash in South Sudan on Monday in which the jet hit a fire truck on the runway before bursting into flames. "There is no one who died," Bona Gaudensio, information minister in the northwestern state of Wau where the accident happened, said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Plane crash-lands in S.Sudan, at least 37 injured

At least 37 people were injured when a passenger jet crash-landed in South Sudan's northwestern city of Wau on Monday, government and airport officials said. There were 40 passengers and five crew members on board the South Supreme Airlines plane that had taken off from the capital Juba, said the airline's manager Gabriel Ngang. Show More Summary

Plane crashes in South Sudan, injuring four people: official

By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - At least four passengers were injured in South Sudan on Monday after bad weather caused their plane to crash into a fire truck upon landing, bursting into flame and plumes of thick black smoke, an official said. Show More Summary

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