Category: Humanitarian

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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Poland to deliver food aid to war-torn S. Sudan

June 9, 2018 (JUBA) – The Polish Medical Mission (PMM) is set to deliver food aid to South Sudan, a country facing a civil war that has displaced millions of people since mid-December 2013.
“We shall be delivering assistance to three regions – the East and West Mundri counties as well as Mvolo. Our food aid will be distributed among women and children in those areas,” Ma?gorzata Olasi?ska-Chart, the head of the PMM told Polish Radio Saturday.
Poland established diplomatic relations with (…)


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South Sudan government accuses rebels of hampering humanitarian access

June 8, 2018 ( JUBA) – Armed groups are to blame for the obstruction of humanitarian access to civilians in the rebel-held areas, said the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson on Friday.
Ateny Wek Ateny told reporters that aid workers have free access to civilians in the government-controlled areas following directives by President Salva Kiir, but pointed an accusing finger to the rebel fighters.
“The President already issued an order to government officials ensuring unlimited access (…)


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Peacekeepers shot at near Leer

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan says its peacekeepers in the Unity region were attacked by armed group on Monday. It says a convoy consisting of peacekeepers and civilians came under fire when it…

S. Sudan refugee aid faces fund shortage: UN official

June 2, 2018 (NAIROBI) – Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing South Sudan in Africa’s biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $800 million, a United Nations official said Friday.
The five-year civil war has hit women and children particularly hard, and gender-based violence is a top concern, said Arnauld Akodjenou, regional refugee coordinator and UN refugee agency’s (UNHCR) special adviser for South Sudan.
Nearly 2.5 million people have been displaced by (…)


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192,000 people returned to South Kordofan since 2017: official

June 2, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The government of South Kordofan State said more than 192,000 people have returned to their original villages in the state since last year calling on donors to support the returnees.
Commissioner of humanitarian aid in South Kordofan Khidir Tawil said they conducted several surveys in the various localities to determine the shelter, food, health, water and education needs of the returnees.
He added the delegations that visited the state including from the UK (…)


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Violence forces thousands to flee S. Sudan’s counties, says MSF

May 31, 2018 (LEER) – Thousands of people are fleeing for their lives amid a sharp escalation in fighting and attacks on civilians in the Leer and Mayendit counties of South Sudan over the past month, the international medical humanitarian, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said, calling on all armed actors to stop the violence against the local population.
Survivors, MSF said in a statement, reported incidences of gang rapes, mass killings, villages looted and burned, and food reserves and (…)


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Gok recorder saga continues

The Minister of Information in Gok state has described as ‘a very big lie’ the detention of a local journalist over a lost recorder. Daniel Chol Deng – who works for Rumbek Radio in Western…

Urgent action needed to prevent famine in S. Sudan: Oxfam

May 28, 2018 (JUBA) – The British charity, Oxfam, has called for urgent action to prevent millions of people hit by famine in war-torn South Sudan.
Oxfam’s warning follows last week’s report from the Famine Early Warning Network (FEWSNET), which said a fifth of households in Pibor county could already be classed as hitting famine levels of hunger.
Four years of conflict, the reported noted, have depleted food stocks and severely weakened the ability of communities across the country to (…)


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China donates 2,048 tonnes rice to South Sudan

May 26, 2018 (JUBA) – China has handed over 2,048 tonnes of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist millions of people affected by the conflict in war-torn South Sudan.
The donation is reportedly part of 8,800 tonnes of rice Beijing pledged to the young nation in 2017 to fight severe food shortage.
South Sudan is in the midst of a catastrophic humanitarian crisis driven by three years of brutal civil war. More than 7 million people are currently food insecure in (…)


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