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What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan

Blocked from major operations in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders deploys caregivers with small backpacks full of medicine on the road to the border. The post What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan appeared first on WIRED.

UN calls for halt to South Sudan fighting

The United Nations on Saturday called for a halt to fighting in South Sudan after the government launched a new offensive earlier this week. South Sudanese government forces targeted a town in the north on Wednesday, displacing civilians the UN said may be headed toward the border with Sudan. Show More Summary

Kenya Is Doing Its Part To Battle Drought. We Must Too.

After three years of drought and failed harvests, Kenya is in the grip of a national crisis. All eyes are on neighbouring Somalia and South Sudan – where the needs are indeed greater and more acute – but we must not forget the nearly...Show More Summary

African Union must act to stop South Sudan violence, says civil society

Civil society leaders from South Sudan travelled to Addis Ababa this week to meet with the new African Union chief and demand a more concerted effort to stop fighting in the world’s youngest nation. A specific high level summit on South...Show More Summary

South Sudan forces launch new offensive: UN

South Sudanese government forces on Wednesday launched an offensive on a town in the north, displacing civilians who may be headed toward the border with Sudan, the UN envoy said. Some 50,000 people in Kodok in Upper Nile state, many...Show More Summary

Some African states oppose a return by South Sudan rebel Machar: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - East African states and South Africa believe that allowing South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar to return to the war-torn country would not "necessarily be positive at this stage," said United Nations envoy David Shearer on Wednesday.

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United … Click to Continue »

As South Sudan Battles Famine, Aid Workers Remain Under Fire

At least 82 aid workers have been killed since 2013 in South Sudan, the U.N. says.

Nikki Haley blames Salva Kiir for 'man made' famine

US ambassador to UN urges Security Council to impose sanctions on South Sudan to end humanitarian crisis caused by war.

U.S. slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by ordering his troops back to their barracks.

US urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says 'no'

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil war … Click to Continue »

African press review 25 April 2017

Why has South Africa welcomed Emmanuel Macron's showing in the French presidential first round? An Egyptian court confirms 20 death sentences for some of those accused of the Kerdasa killings in 2013. And South Sudan and Uganda start talking about their common border.

Joshua Dysart & UN Tackle World Hunger in Living Level-3: South Sudan

Harbinger scribe Joshua Dysart reveals the next chapter of his collaboration with the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP). The post Joshua Dysart & UN Tackle World Hunger in Living Level-3: South Sudan appeared first on CBR.

Sudan accuses South Sudan president of meeting rebels

Khartoum (Reuters) - Sudan on Monday warned South Sudan to cease its support of rebel groups at war with Khartoum, accusing its president of meeting with rebels last week in a rare public statement from Khartoum's intelligence agenc...

Climate Change as Genocide

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By Michael T. Klare / TomDispatch Only dramatic and concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

South Sudan fighting forces 100,000 to flee, says UN report

A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100,000 civilians, the United Nations said Thursday, causing aid workers to relocate from an area that has dire … Click to Continue »

6 organizations working to fight famine

A famine has been declared in South Sudan for two months now — the first time such an event has been announced anywhere in the world in the past six years. Nearly 100,000 people face starvation. Meanwhile, the people of Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are on the brink of famine as well, with nearly 20 million…

There are no clear winners in South Sudan's war

With about 3.5 million uprooted from their homes, children are the biggest losers in South Sudan's war.

U.N. says 82 aid workers killed in South Sudan's three-year war

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A United Nations official said on Wednesday 82 aid workers had been killed in South Sudan's civil war and the number of its citizens displaced by the fighting now stands at 3.5 million.

South Sudan refugees take 13 UN Congo mission staff hostage

Unarmed South Sudanese refugees took 13 staff members hostage at a United Nations camp in eastern Congo on Tuesday, demanding that they be moved to another country, the U.N. mission … Click to Continue »

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