(UNMISS) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, strongly condemn the recent escalation of violence in former Unity state and urge all parties to end […]

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(Euronews) – The skeletons of burnt-out vehicles lie scattered all the way from Bentiu’s landing strip to the camp for internally-displaced people. There has been fighting here in the capital of South Sudan’s Unity State since the country’s civil war began in 2013. Today, after a year of relative calm, violence has again surged between […]

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(MSF) – A team working for the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were victims of a violent armed robbery on Tuesday 24 April. The robbery took place in an area south of Mundri town in South Sudan. MSF condemns this brutal act. While the MSF team was delivering much-needed healthcare to remote areas of Mundri, a group of 10 unidentified armed men stopped their convoy, physically assaulted the team, threatened them with violence and took their […]

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(UNMISS) – A surge in violent clashes in Unity, Jonglei and Central Equatorias is having a devastating impact on thousands of civilians and on humanitarian agencies trying to provide desperately needed assistance to vulnerable people. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is deeply concerned at the intensification of fighting in areas such as Nhialdiu, […]

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(UNICEF) – More than 200 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday. This was the second release of children in a series, supported by UNICEF, that will see almost 1,000 children released from the ranks of armed groups in the coming months. The first release of children took place in Yambio Town […]

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(AP) –  The flood of South Sudanese refugees from the country’s 5-year civil war has been called a children’s crisis. More than 60 percent of the well over one million refugees who have poured into neighboring Uganda are under the age of 18, government and United Nations officials say. More than two million people have fled […]

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(ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is gravely concerned that South Sudan’s civil war continues to fuel horrific levels of violence in which civilians are injured and killed and property vital to their safety and survival is destroyed. “My wife was shot,” said Ruey. “My children were shot…I was also shot. All […]

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(UNAMID) – On 3 April 2018, senior Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) officers attended a UNAMID-supported training on protection of children in armed conflict and promoting local ownership of child protection. The one-day workshop, held in Nyala, South Darfur, was organized by the Mission’s Child Protection Unit (CPU) and is part of ongoing efforts to sensitize parties […]

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