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Looming hunger emergency for South Sudanese families fleeing war

A hunger emergency is looming for scores of South Sudanese families fleeing the war in Sudan, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday.

South Sudan: Key electoral questions ‘remain unanswered’

As South Sudan prepares to hold its first-ever elections in December, resolving critical outstanding issues requires political will for compromise, the UN envoy to the country said on Friday.

Time running out on election timeline for South Sudan, UN official warns

New York: Action is needed now to pave the way for timely and credible elections in South Sudan next December, the UN Special Representative for the country told journalists in the capital, Juba, on Wednesday.

South Sudan: UN agencies urge immediate action to avert deepening food crisis

New York: UN food security agencies on Tuesday warned that South Sudan faces a severe humanitarian crisis unless immediate action and investment are taken to address food insecurity, climate challenges, and insecurity.

Impunity driving violence in South Sudan, UN rights commission says

New York: Tackling impunity will be critical to end pervasive violence and horrific human rights violations and abuses in South Sudan, a UN inquiry said on Monday, presenting its latest report, which names individuals warranting investigation.

South Sudan: Violence against civilians ticks up despite fall in attacks overall

New York: Violence against civilians in South Sudan rose by two per cent during 2022, according to the latest annual report on Violence Affecting Civilians from the UN peacekeeping mission there, UNMISS.

Impunity drives cycles of ‘horrific’ crimes in South Sudan, Human Rights Council hears

Impunity is a major driver of the human rights and humanitarian crises in South Sudan, which continue to cause immense trauma and suffering for civilians in the country, the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan said on Tuesday.

South Sudan faces ‘make or break’ year on road to lasting peace

New York: South Sudan sits at a critical crossroad, with swift action needed to quell chronic intercommunal clashes, ramp up assistance to ever more communities in need, and advance progress towards a durable peace, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Monday.

Rights experts say peaceful transition in South Sudan crucial, amid ‘immense suffering’

South Sudan’s leaders must prioritize a peaceful transition as rampant sexual violence and attacks on civilians continue across the world’s youngest nation, the UN Commission investigating human rights abuses there said on Friday.

South Sudan: UN rights chief appeals for end to ‘senseless violence’ in Upper Nile state

Perpetrators behind deadly violence in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state must be brought to justice, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, said on Wednesday.

South Sudan: Security Council urged to support implementation of roadmap to transition

New York: There has been noticeable progress towards realizing the peace deal in South Sudan over the past three months, but more action is still needed under a new roadmap to transition, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

South Sudan: ‘Raw violence’ displaces thousands during ‘ruthless conflict’, UNHCR says

New York: Throughout South Sudan’s Greater Upper Nile Region “desperation is rising” as escalating armed conflict, which has displaced at least 20,000 people since August, have forced some to run for their lives up to four times, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Wednesday.

South Sudan: Conflict and climate crisis drives rising hunger

New York: The number of people in South Sudan who are going hungry is at the highest level ever, UN agencies said in their latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report, issued on Thursday. 

Rights experts calls for urgent action to implement South Sudan peace deal

New York: Progress on the 2018 peace agreement for South Sudan has been “extremely slow”, UN human rights experts said on Wednesday, calling for urgent action to save lives.

South Sudan: ‘Urgent collective efforts’ needed in most dangerous humanitarian situation

New York: On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, called on Thursday for joint action to address the aid crisis in the country and end attacks against civilians and humanitarian workers.