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From ‘saga of horrors’ to serving the world: Liberia peacekeepers honoured in South Sudan

New York: “I recall the civil war in Liberia vividly,” says Elfreda Dennice Stewart, a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Window of opportunity closing for South Sudan, on road to lasting peace

New York: With eight months remaining, the window of opportunity is closing for South Sudan to meet critical benchmarks required to complete its transition away from long-running civil conflict, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Monday, pressing parties to the November 2018 peace deal, to implement their commitments in letter and spirit.

South Sudan: UN humanitarians forced to cut aid to 1.7 million people

Food assistance to 1.7 million people in South Sudan has been suspended, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday, citing a funding crunch and rising needs.

FAO ramps up support to Sudan farmers as starvation threat grows in East Africa

New York: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is scaling up operations in Sudan, where 10.9 million people, 30 per cent of the population, are expected to need lifesaving support this year – the highest number in the past decade, the UN agency said on Tuesday.

UN condemns ‘horrific’ surge of violence in South Sudan

New York: Additional peacekeepers have been deployed to Leer county, South Sudan, following a surge of violence, including rapes, gang rapes, beheadings, burning civilians alive, and attacks on humanitarians, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, reported on Monday.

Humanitarians urge action to avert famine in Somalia and South Sudan

The threat of famine is very real in Somalia and South Sudan and urgent action is needed now to avoid a catastrophe, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.

South Sudan: $1.7 billion plan launched to meet humanitarian needs

New York: The UN and partners on Thursday launched a $1.7 billion Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for South Sudan, to meet the needs of some 6.8 million vulnerable people this year.

South Sudan: ‘hellish existence’ for women and girls, new UN report reveals

New York: Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is being fueled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan said on Monday.

South Sudan: Condemnation for attempted ambush on food convoy

New York: A peacekeeper is in stable condition a day after being shot during an attempted ambush on a UN convoy in South Sudan, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, and the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Tuesday.

South Sudan: Political violence on the rise, UN rights experts warn

New York: UN human rights experts have warned of increased political violence and polarization between communities across the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, following a fact-finding visit there this week.

South Sudan: Senior UN official condemns killing of humanitarian worker

New York: The UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan has strongly condemned the killing of a UN-contracted aid worker on Sunday, that also left another injured, after the convoy they were travelling in came under attack.

South Sudan ‘determined to never go back to war’

New York:South Sudan is “ready to turn a new page” towards greater peace, development and prosperity, Vice-President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior said in her speech in the UN General Assembly on Friday.

South Sudan plagued by violence and corruption, Human Rights Council hears

South Sudan continues to be “plagued” by violence and corruption, the Human Rights Council heard on Thursday, jeopardizing the young nation’s efforts to establish lasting peace and put it on the road towards sustainable development.

South Sudan: Cash shortage triggers food suspensions for 100,000 displaced

New York: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that beginning next month, funding shortages will force it to suspend lifesaving food assistance for more than 100,000 displaced people in parts of South Sudan until the start of 2022.

South Sudan: UNICEF warns of ‘desperation and hopelessness’ for children 10 years after independence

New York: Ten years after South Sudan achieved independence, more children there are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance than ever before, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Tuesday.