Humanitarian

Security Council says alarmed by food insecurity in South Sudan

August 10, 2018 (JUBA) – The United Nations Security Council Friday said alarmed by the level of food insecurity in South Sudan and called to allow unfettered humanitarian access to the needy in the troubled country.
The Council was briefed on the humanitarian and security situations in South Sudan by UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom, and head of the UN mission in South Sudan David (…)


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Sudan, S. Sudan extend cross-border humanitarian operation

August 1, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) on Wednesday said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver food assistance to South Sudan has been extended for another six months.
In July 2014, Juba and Khartoum signed a MoU to open a humanitarian corridor to deliver food assistance to vulnerable South Sudanese through the River Nile or by road. Last January, the agreement was extended for a six month period.
The cross-border operation allows the World Foord (…)


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South Sudanese refugees in Sudan are in dire need of international aid: IFRC

July 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudanese refugees in Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance, says the Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy.
Sudan is the host country of over 750, 000 refugees who fled violence in South Sudan since December 2013. There are some 150,000 refugees in White Nile State, near the border with South Sudan.
“What I saw was major and unmet humanitarian needs among people who (…)


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Double tragedy befalls Juba family

A double tragedy has befallen a South Sudanese family after the father died on learning his daughter lost her legs in an accident in India. Six days later, the daughter died from the injuries she…

Gunmen attack UN truck, driver killed in S. Sudan

July 4, 2018 (JUBA) – Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked two trucks carrying education supplies for the UN Children Fund (UNICEF), killing a person on Juba-Bor road in South Sudan.
The deceased, the agency said, was an assistant driver.
“We strongly condemn this senseless assault directed against civilians working to deliver humanitarian supplies to those in need, in trucks that were clearly marked with the UNICEF insignia,” partly read’s UNICEF’s statement.
“We extend our deepest (…)


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Sudan’s White Nile State receives new influx of S.Sudan refugees: official

July 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s White Nile State said it has received 225 South Sudanese refugees earlier this week.
Director of refugees department at the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in the White Nile Mustafa al-Fadil said the refugees arrived at Sangour camps via Jodat Al-Adl border crossing.
He pointed out that representatives from the United Nations and a number of donor countries have visited refugee camps at Al-Salam and Al-Jabalein localities, saying they vowed to provide (…)


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UN peacekeeper killed by armed men

The UN Mission in South Sudan said a Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed today in an armed attack on its convoy that was supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in Yei River state. Lieutenant…

80,000 IDPs return to original villages in South Kordofan: official

June 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission (VRRC) in South Kordofan said 80,000 people have returned to their original villages in the state.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the VRRC commissioner Osman Youssef al-Masur as saying results of a survey conducted in 68 villages showed that 12,000 families including 80,000 people have returned to the state.
He stressed continued efforts to complete the return of the Internally Displaced Persons (…)


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80,000 IDPs return to original villages in South Kordofan: official

June 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission (VRRC) in South Kordofan said 80,000 people have returned to their original villages in the state.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the VRRC commissioner Osman Youssef al-Masur as saying results of a survey conducted in 68 villages showed that 12,000 families including 80,000 people have returned to the state.
He stressed continued efforts to complete the return of the Internally Displaced Persons (…)


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West Darfur hands over 600 residential plots to IDPs: minister

June 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The government of West Darfur State has distributed 600 residential plots to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in El-Geniena locality.
According to semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC), West Darfur’s Minister of Urban Planning Faisal Hassan Haroun said the voluntary return of IDPs is a top priority for his government.
He pointed out that the first batch of 600 residential plots has been distributed to the IDPs who agreed to return voluntarily, stressing (…)


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EU announces €68 million in aid for Sudan and S. Sudan

June 19, 2018 (JUBA/KHARTOUM) – The European Commission announced on Tuesday a €68 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in both Sudan and South Sudan.
The funding, the Commission said, comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering an influx of refugees into neighbouring Sudan.
“The EU is stepping up its support as many people in Sudan and South Sudan face massive humanitarian needs. Our aid (…)


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EU announces €68 million in aid for Sudan and S. Sudan

June 19, 2018 (JUBA/KHARTOUM) – The European Commission announced on Tuesday a €68 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in both Sudan and South Sudan.
The funding, the Commission said, comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering an influx of refugees into neighbouring Sudan.
“The EU is stepping up its support as many people in Sudan and South Sudan face massive humanitarian needs. Our aid (…)


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Sudan’s White Nile to transfer South Sudanese refugees from overcrowded camp

June 12, 2018 (RABAK) – The government of the White Nile State said it would transfer 25,000 South Sudanese refugees from an overcrowded camp to a newly erected camp in July.
More than 25,000 South Sudanese refugees would be transferred from the overcrowded Khor Al-Waral camp to Al-Jami’ia camp in Al-Salam locality.
The director of the department of organizations and refugee affairs at the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in White Nile Mustafa al-Fadil said the transfer of refugees aims (…)


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