(UNHCR) – Thousands of people lie around on the ground around her, exhausted. Men are busy making a shelter for the night. Mothers and young girls hurry to ready porridge for lunch. Sandra is alone in a sea uncertainty and intense emotion.“I have no news about my parents and my siblings,” she sobs. “I prefer not […]

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(IOM) – A recent upsurge in violence beginning 10 April has displaced an estimated 8,000 people in South Sudan’s Wau town. International Organization for Migration (IOM) teams and relief agencies are providing assistance to new arrivals at existing displacement sites, which had already been hosting nearly 43,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had fled their homes due […]

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(UNMISS) – In Jonglei, 30 SPLA officers and 10 other participants from line state ministries and organized armed forces attended a two- day child protection workshop in Bor, raising their awareness about the rights of children. Delivering his closing remarks, the local SPLA Director of Operations, Brigadier General Abraham Machar Thiong, said the army is committed to […]

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(New York Times) – There’s probably no more heart-wrenching symbol of war than a child soldier. That little boy, standing on the side of the road and constantly shifting his heavy AK-47 from shoulder to shoulder, represents a society that has imploded. He is the offspring of state failure and intense conflict; the destruction of schools; […]

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(AP) – Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee’s future. After fleeing South Sudan’s three-year civil war, Santo and his family have found themselves in the bleak Bidi Bidi […]

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(CAJ News) – South Sudanese children clad in military and police uniforms have been spotted manning checkpoints, guarding military facilities and carrying heavy weapons throughout the country as the crisis deteriorates. In the wake of these continued violations against minors, United Nations envoys have proposed sanctions on perpetrators of the conflict. As the situation deteriorates, it […]

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(United Nations) – During its informal consultations on 21 March 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan was briefed by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Ms. Zerrougui, who […]

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(UNMISS) – Over thirty senior military officers from former armed groups in Western Equatoria have attended an UNMISS-led two-day training in Yambio on protection of children and vulnerable groups during armed conflict. Koliab Nahataba, the UNMISS Head of Field Office in Western Equatoria, said that the training is very important for armed personnel in order to […]

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