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  • DDG removes mines from a busy market place

    news Danish Refugee Council - Thomson Reuters Foundation, 28 May 2013 (8 years ago )
    The Danish Demining Group (DDG) removes two mines located near the mosque in a bustling town in South Sudan. The town is located next to a refugee camp, which is home to more than 45,000 refugees from the bordering Sudan. The high number of explosive remnants of war continues to pose a serious threa...
  • MSF Vaccinates Over 130,000 People Against Meningitis A in South Sudan

    news MSF, 04 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    In May, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in collaboration with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, stemmed a meningitis A outbreak and vaccinated over 130,000 people against the disease in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, reinforcing its commitment to assisting the region’s ...
  • Fighting in South Sudan's Jonglei state displaces tens of thousands

    news UNHCR, 11 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    NAIROBI, Kenya, June 11 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it was alarmed by fighting between government forces and armed troops in South Sudan's Jonglei state, which has displaced tens of thousands of people since erupting in March.
  • UN condemns shelling of Sudan base which killed ‘blue helmet,’ injured two others

    news UN News Centre, 14 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    14 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the shelling on a United Nations logistics base in Sudan’s South Kordofan State which killed at least one UN peacekeeper and wounded two others. “I urge the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-North [Sudan People’s Lib...
  • Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (II): War in Blue Nile

    news International Crisis Group, 18 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    In its latest report, Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (II): War in Blue Nile, the International Crisis Group examines the war in Blue Nile, which was renewed in 2011 when South Sudan became independent and Sudan’s ruling party, the National Congress Party, became less disposed than ever to decentralising...
  • World refugee increase is highest since 1999, UNHCR report shows

    news The Guardian, 19 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    There were 1.1 million new refugees around the world in 2012, the highest rise in new refugee numbers since 1999, statistics published by the United Nations on Wednesday show. The annual UNHCR global trends in displacement report highlights that last year 7.6 million people were newly displaced due...
  • South Sudan: UN agencies require $485 million to address urgent needs this year

    news UN News Centre, 20 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    20 June 2013 – Aid agencies in South Sudan will need $485 million until the end of this year to help 3 million people to survive and to rebuild their lives, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today. “While the needs of many vulnerable communities in ...
  • Sudan: UN expert voices concern at human rights situation in Kordofan, Blue Nile states

    news UN News Centre, 21 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    21 June 2013 – While welcoming overall positive human rights developments in Sudan, an independent United Nations expert today expressed concerns about specific situations in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, which have been plagued by ongoing clashes and hostilities.
  • Sudan, South Sudan Agree to End Row Over Rebels, Oil Exports

    news The Wall Street Journal, 02 Jul 2013 (8 years ago )
    The governments of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to refrain from backing proxy rebels to allow the continued export of South's crude through Sudan, giving a potential lifeline to their respective economies, officials said Tuesday. At the end of two days of talks in Khartoum, the Sudanese capita...
  • South Kordofan: 19.000 People Returning Home

    news Sudan Tribune, 08 Jul 2013 (8 years ago )
    June 5, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Some 19,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their areas of origin in South Kordofan, two months after being forced to flee their town and villages when the Sudanese rebels captured it last April. Citing the government controlled South Kordofan Volunt...