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  • South Sudan: MSF Forced to Suspend Activities in Malakal

    news MSF, 17 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JANUARY 17, 2014—Thousands of people are going without desperately needed medical care after the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to suspend activities in Malakal, South Sudan, following the looting o...
  • South Sudan army use force at UN base

    news Agence France Presse, 19 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    South Sudan government troops tried to force their way into a United Nations compound sheltering thousands of civilians after taking a key town from opposition rebels, a UN spokesman said. Senior government figures and troops threatened UN staff when they tried to enter the compound at Bor, Marti...
  • S. Sudan’s president accepts cessation of hostilities agreement

    news Sudan Tribune, 19 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    January 19, 2014 (JUBA/ADDIS ABABA) - South Sudanese president Salva Kiir accepted on Saturday a cessation of hostilities agreement with rebels who have been fighting to remove him from power for over a month. Under the terms of the draft deal, which the two sides immediately accepted, the fighters...
  • Child soldiers fighting in South Sudan conflict, says UN

    news The Telegraph, 18 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    South Sudan’s conflict has turned into a “horrifying humanitarian and human rights disaster” with evidence of mass atrocities, child soldiers and human rights violations by both sides during a month of ethnic fighting, the United Nations said yesterday. During a four-day tour of the country, Ivan...
  • Two peacekeepers killed in Akobo

    news Radio Miraya, 20 Dec 2013 (9 years ago )
    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan confirmed Friday two UNMISS Indian Battalion troops were killed in action in Akobo, Jonglei state. UNMISS conducted an aerial assessment to Akobo Town this morning following reports of fighting and an attack on the UNMISS compound on Thursday. UNMISS also ...
  • South Sudan Nile ferry sinks with more than 200 dead

    news BBC, 14 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    More than 200 civilians in South Sudan have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman has said. He said women and children were among the victims in Sunday's disaster. More than 350,000 people have been displaced by the fighting between the S...
  • U.N. says South Sudan army, rebels stealing humanitarian aid

    news Reuters, 14 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday accused South Sudan's army and rebels led by former Vice President Riek Machar of stealing food aid and vehicles used to deliver humanitarian relief as the country teeters on the brink of civil war. "(Ban) is alarmed by the rising number o...
  • More civilians seeking protection at UNMISS bases

    news UNMISS, 13 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    13 January 2014 - As hundreds of civilians continued to seek refuge UNMISS bases in Juba, the mission and humanitarian partners were preparing to move some internally displaced people (IDPs) to a new protection site, an International Organization for Migration official said today in Juba. “A new si...
  • Half million South Sudanese displaced by war, few get aid - U.N.

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 14 Jan 2014 (9 years ago )
    NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Almost half a million South Sudanese have fled the fighting which began one month ago, and the majority of those still inside the country are not getting any aid, the United Nations said on Tuesday. An estimated 413,000 people have been displaced inside Sout...