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Sudan begins to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in Two Areas: official

September 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim Monday announced the government has begun to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Speaking at a workshop on the international standard framework for humanitarian assistance in Khartoum, Ibrahim said the government has accepted the US proposal to allow humanitarian access to the Two Areas but the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPL-M) rejected it. (…)


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Gov’t has done ‘little’ for S. Sudanese on death row in Sudan

South Sudan government is doing little to help its citizens who have been sentenced to death in the prisons of Sudan, according to the coordinator for Refugees’ Council of Sudan. This comes after the Supreme…

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Soldier arrested for allegedly shooting UN peacekeeper

A soldier from National Security Services responsible for the shooting of a peacekeeper has been detained, says SPLA spokesperson Maj Gen Lul Ruai. On Saturday morning, a UN convoy was shot at by the soldier…

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UNMISS boss challenges gov’t to resettle IDPs

The Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan says it is important that the government resettle displaced families across the country as the situation is improving. David Shearer made the remarks after UNMISS recently…

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Biometric verification of refugees in Uganda may take longer – UNHCR

The UN refugee agency says the ongoing biometric verification for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda may not finish this month as scheduled. The exercise started in March and was expected to end in September –…

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South Darfur presses Juba for more support to refugees

August 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The South Darfur state implored upon South Sudan government to provide support to sites hosting 50,000 refugees who fled the conflict in the war-torn nation.
The acting governor Taha Abdallah told the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) that South Sudanese refugees who are distributed across the localities of al-Salam Baleel and Buram share with the citizens of his state all public services.
He disclosed that they raised the issue with the visiting South Sudan (…)


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Ask yourselves why you’re in POCs, IDPs told

A civil society organization is urging youth groups that have been fighting each other at the UN protection of civilians’ site in Juba to end the violence. On Monday, an inter-communal clash re-erupted at the…

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New pact a chance for IDPs to return home

The peace deal presents an opportunity for the displaced people to return home, the head of UNMISS has said. Early this week, clashes erupted between two groups of IDPs at the Protection of Civilians’ site…

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Sudan remains most dangerous place for aid workers: report

August 14, 2018 (JUBA) – For the third consecutive year, South Sudan has been classified as the most violent context for aid workers, reflecting a chaotic situation and an atmosphere of impunity for armed actors.
In its latest report covering the violence against humanitarian actors across the world in 2018, the Britain based Humanitarian Outcomes group said with 24 humanitarians killed in 2017 South Sudan remains the most dangerous country in the world for aid workers.
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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…

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Gbudue men warned against child marriage

The Governor of Gbudue has warned men in the state against marrying underage girls. According to the UN children’s agency, 52% of girls in South Sudan are married before their 18th birthday. This is often…

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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.
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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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Families in Leer receives aid months later

Communities in Leer, Southern Liech State are receiving assistance after over 2 months of suspension of aid distribution to the area. The suspension came amid insecurity and clashes in the region. In April this year,…

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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…

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