Several families in Juba have reportedly been rendered homesless after their houses were submerged by heavy rains that is still pouring. The downpour started at around 5am. As a result, some residents say their homes and valuables have been destroyed by the rain – with some houses completely submerged in water and roofs blown off […]
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National staff of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization have resumed work shortly after staging a strike over lack of hardship allowance. Yesterday, the staff refused to report to their duty station citing discriminatory pay of Risk Allowance by FAO. They said several UN agencies pay all their workers allowances, but FAO reportedly pays the […]
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A report conducted by IOM and UNHCR shows that nearly half of the displaced people in Malakal are ready to go back home. The 2008 census places Malakal County’s population at 126,500. With the outbreak of the conflict in 2013, residents fled – with some seeking refuge in UN Protection of Civilian sites. The report […]
Local authorities in Duk, Fangak County, are calling on humanitarian agencies in the area to support over 8000 people with access to clean drinking water. According to World Food Program, food distribution statistics, there are over 8,000 people in Duk Fangak County. Commissioner James Yien Jal says water points in the county are being shared […]
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Four people have died in a separate fire incident in two villages of Awiel East State, the Red Cross has said. This is separate from the firestorm that left 36 people dead in the neighboring Lol State on Sunday night. According to the Aweil Branch Director of South Sudan Red Cross Society, the same inferno […]
Calm has been restored at the UN Protection of Civilians site in Juba after a fight between two groups left one person dead over the weekend. The clashes among two IDP groups within the camp was reportedly caused by an affair between a girl a boy from different clans. On Saturday, one family reportedly attacked […]
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The International Organization for Migration –IOM says it is scaling up its response to returnees across the country. In a statement seen by Eye Radio, IOM says it is now putting into use the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund of 2.6 million US dollars to support those returnees. It says the money is being spent […]
The UN has announced an allocation of 11 million dollars to facilitate the return of IDPs to their homes. The amount is meant to support the repatriation and settlement of nearly 279,000 IDPs, mostly women and children. It is being allocated by the United Nations Central Response Fund. The UN emergency relief coordinator, Mark Lowcock […]
Manga-teen IDPs, who were displaced by communal violence from within the UN Protection of Civilian sites in Juba, are holding a peaceful protest against poor living conditions. They are mostly women and children who were forced to leave the PoC at Jebel following clashes between communities. Most of them were relocated to the residential area, […]
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Renown Hollywood Academy award winner, and Goodwill Ambassador, Forest Whitaker has launched a community learning center in Juba. The center – dubbed Naguib Sawiris Playground – is a child-friendly space equipped with modern playing structures – including seesaws, slides, and swings, with donations made through the WhitakerPeace and Development Initiative, WPDI. The center is located […]
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A South Sudanese female humanitarian worker has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honor at the Bond International Development Awards in London. Christine Ngbaazande, who hails from Gbudwe state, was nominated for her work in inspiring activism for the rights and respect of women and children in her community in Yambio. According to the World Vision South […]
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The UK ambassador to South Sudan has described the levels of sexual and gender-based violence in South Sudan as horrific. Alison Blackburne spoke this on Eye Radio recently alongside EU ambassador to South Sudan, Sinead Walsh. About mid last year, UN rights monitor recorded the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, with […]
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A new report has indicated that South Sudan is second among 18 countries with the highest number of aid workers reportedly killed. Insight Security, an academic and research institution based in Switzerland filed the report. Insecurity Insight is made up of a team of experts. They apply an innovative method for generating data on the […]
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March 11, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLM/A in Opposition in Yei River State said frustrated with the denial of access by South Sudanese authorities in Yei River State to UN humanitarian coordination agency to assess the needs of civilians in Kupera area.
"The leadership of SPLM/SPLA (IO) in Yei River State registers its disappointment over the reckless and condemnable action of Emmanuel Khamis, Commissioner of Kupera County of violently blocking access to UN OCHA-led assessment mission to Koyoki (...)
More than 3,000 people have been displaced in Kwajina County, Wau state as a result of Wednesday’s clashes between farmers and cattle herders in the area. That’s according to the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation Comission for the greater Bahr el-Ghazal region, Michael Gebatin Okello. Two people were reportedly killed during attacks allegedly carried out […]
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March 4, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said over 33,100 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in 2018.
In its monthly bulletin, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) pointed out that the 2018 arrivals “mark the lowest rate of new arrivals per year since the start of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013”.
According to the agency, the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has reached 852,080 by the end of (...)
The Norwegian Refugee Council is calling on all parties to allow humanitarian agencies to safely access people in desperate need of aid. according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification reported, around 6.4 million South Sudanese are currently at risk of hunger. Out of these, an estimated 1.6 million people are already facing extreme hunger. […]
The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that more than 9,500 civilians have now sought safety and assistance in and around Yei town. Early reports indicated those who sought safety following the recent clashes between government and NAS forces in the area were more than 5000. Last week, UNOCHA coordinator, Alain Noudéhou, led […]