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6.9 million at risk of hunger in South Sudan

Six point nine million people in South Sudan will face high levels of food insecurity by the end of next month. This is according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Food Program. The three UN agencies based their warning on the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification or […]

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Significant number of IDPs in Wau returning to their homes, says UNMISS

The UN Mission in South Sudan says an increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons are living the Wau Protection of Civilian site to return to their homes. Thousands of civilians sought refuge at the UN camps across the country when violence broke out in 2013 and 2016. UNMISS says as of May 23rd a total […]

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‘We can’t go home’: IDPs respond to Kiir’s call

The internally displaced people in Juba say they will not leave UN camp sites because their homes are still illegally occupied. This is in response to President Salva Kiir’s call to go back home. Currently, more than 181,000 are sheltering in UN camps across the country, mainly in Juba, Wau, Bor, Bentiu and Malakal. They […]

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Heavy rains in Juba leaves many homeless

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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UN FAO staff resume work after a short-lived strike

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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IDPs in Malakal ready to go home-IOM

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 […]

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Duk Fangak County in dire need of clean drinking water

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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Calm restored after groups fight over a girl at Juba’s POC site

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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IOM scales up support to returnees

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 […]

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UN allocates $11m for return of IDPs

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 […]

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Manga-teen IDPs complain of lack of food and water

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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Chid-friendly playground launched in Juba by Whitaker

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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S.Sudanese female humanitarian scoops prestigious award

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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What EU, UK ambassadors say about plight of S.Sudanese women

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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S.Sudan named among countries where most aid workers killed

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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SPLM/A IO slams denial of access for UN humanitarians in South Sudan’s Yei

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 (...)

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