Sudan, UNHCR welcome return of 53 Sudanese refugees from Chad

April 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Sudan’s Commissioner of Refugees Hamad El-Gizouli have welcomed the return of 53 Sudanese refugees from Chad.
“The returnees were warmly received by the Commissioner of Tina locality, the Commissioner of Refugees and UNHCR Representative in Sudan as well as leaders of local administration and community in Tina,” said the UNHCR in a press release on Monday
According to the press release, this return “follows the signing of a (…)


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Sudan to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in S. Kordofan: official

April 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim announced his government would implement a roadmap programme to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in South Kordofan.
On Saturday, Ibrahim received the recommendations of the first youth conference on peace and development in South Kordofan.
According to Ashorooq TV, the presidential aide said the government would also launch a child vaccination campaign in the rebel-held areas as well as providing (…)


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FEATURE: A mental health legacy that haunts Malakal PoC

April 8, 2018 (MALAKAL) – The Malakal Protection of Civilian site (known by most as ‘the PoC’) was created at the beginning of 2014 to offer much needed temporary protection to the population of the area who were caught up in the violence and cruelty of the war in Upper Nile.
But, four years on, the difficult living conditions, the loss of hope , feeling of enclosure as well as limited livelihood opportunities have had a profound effect on the mental health of those who are trapped inside. (…)


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UNHCR urges Uganda to protect refugees after child’s murder

April 7, 2018 (KAMPALA) – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has urged Uganda to protect refugees after a two-year-old South Sudanese child was killed in the northern part of the country.
In brief statement issued on Saturday, UNHCR said law enforcement authorities must ensure protection of refugees in refugee settlements.
The child was killed in Palabek refugee settlement in the northern Ugandan district of Lamwo, but motive of the killing remains unclear.
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UN relief chief decries continued hostilities in S. Sudan

April 4, 2018 (JUBA) – The parties involved in the South Sudanese conflict should reach a political compromise and allow peace to prevail in the war-torn nation, Alain Noudehou, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, said on Tuesday.
“People don’t feel secure […] they are not able to go back to their lands and they are not able to produce. They need to feel secure, not only in sense of physical protection but actually in the sense that they can go back to their lives,” (…)


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Displaced in Darfur

By Ahmed H. Adam
Thirteen years ago, in March 2005, the U.N. Security Council proclaimed that the situation in Darfur “constitute[d] a threat to international peace and security” and referred the case to the International Criminal Court. Nine years ago, in March 2009, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir, citing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Genocide was added to the charges the following year. Yet despite Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s (…)


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Sudan to relocate S. Sudan refugees outside Khartoum

March 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s refugee commissioner Hamad al-Gizouli said arrangements are underway to transfer the South Sudanese refugees to new areas outside of the capital, Khartoum.
Speaking at a workshop on the outcome of a recent survey about the status of South Sudan refugees on Sunday, al-Gizouli said South Sudanese refugees are present in all Sudanese states which pose a real challenge to the government.
He pointed out that the workshop discusses ways to enhance the status of (…)


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S. Sudan’s NGO forum urges more funding to avert crisis

March 17, 2018 (JUBA) – The forum for non-governmental entities (NGOs) in South Sudan has appealed for more funding from donor countries to help avert a looming humanitarian crisis in the war-torn nation.
“NGOs are appealing to donors to continue to assist those most affected by the crisis in South Sudan in 2018 including vulnerable women, children and elderly people. Please support our effort to save lives and alleviate human suffering in the world’s youngest nation”, partly reads statement (…)


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UN relief chief urges urgent action to avert S. Sudan’s food crisis

March 11, 2018 (LEER) – The United Nations humanitarian coordinator, Alain Noudehou has urged urgent action from aid agencies and their partners to address the worsening food crisis in South Sudan.
Noudehou led a high-level delegation of donors, heads of humanitarian agencies and partners to Leer in South Sudan’s Unity state to see firsthand the plight of 90,000 people living in the area.
During the Friday’s visits to Leer, the high level delegation reportedly met the Governor of Leer, (…)


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Humanitarian Coordinator urges action to avert deteriorating food crisis in South Sudan

March 9, 2018 (JUBA) – UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan Alain Noudéhou has urged action to avert deterioration of food crisis in the young country which has been ravaged by more than four years of war.
The top relief coordinator made the appeal on Friday during a visit of a high-level delegation of donors, heads of humanitarian agencies and partners to Leer in the Unity region, South Sudan to see firsthand the plight of the 90,000 people living in the area.
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U.S donates $184m to war-torn South Sudan

March 7, 2018 (JUBA) – The United States on Wednesday announced $533 million in humanitarian assistance for African nations facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition.
The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson announced the grant, which is also expected to “support safe drinking water programs, emergency healthcare and hygiene programs to treat and prevent the spread of disease, and reunification of families separated by conflict”.
From this donation, war-hit South Sudan has (…)


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S. Sudanese could face acute starvation, aid agency warns

March 6, 2018 (JUBA)- A global aid organization, Mercy Corps says an estimated 9,000 people in South Sudan could go without or lose access to food between now until April as a result of continuing conflict and massive displacement of people in the war-hit nation.
“We are horrified to witness the fast deterioration of the crisis in South Sudan,” said Francesco Lanino, Mercy Corps’ acting South Sudan director.
“People are running out of time. They have only two options left: starve or flee”, he (…)


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