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SOUTH SUDAN / GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

At the launch of the latest Global Human Development Report in South Sudan's capitalJuba, journalists were told that the outbreak of violent conflict in mid-December 2013 sparked by a political crisis has escalated and evolved into a humanitarian crisis and significantly eroded development gains. The index for the country is missing in this year's report [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / ELLEN MARGARETHE LOEJ

The new Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) to South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark, arrived in Juba today. Løj, who served as SRSG to the UN Mission in Liberia from 2008 to 2012, succeeds Hilde F. Johnson of Norway, who completed her assignment on 7 July. UNMISS

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MEMORIAL

UNMISS staff paid their last respects to the three Russian crew members who died when their Mi-8 helicopter came down near the Unity State capital Bentiu on Tuesday. Captain Andrei Berdnikov aged 50, Flight Engineer Tuktasyn aged 57, and Flight Attendant Alexey Sazontov aged 33 all perished in the crash, which was described as "a [...]

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RUSSIAN HELICOPTER

The remains of the three Russian pilots whose helicopter crashed 10 KM south west of Bentiu in South Sudan arrived in Juba. The UN mission's special representative said, "we are treating this as a hostile act against the United Nations. Helicopters fly they don't fall out of the sky."UNMISS

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BENTIU HELICOPTER CRASH

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirmed that three Russian crew members have been killed after an MI-8 helicopter crashed near Bentiu in Unity State. UNMISS

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BENTIU FLOODINGS

Over 40,500 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) occupy the UN Protection of Civilians site in the oil producing South Sudanese state of Bentiu. The area has been flooded by rains over the past several days and now the majority of the IDPs are forced to live in the flooded area as it is the only place [...]

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / PAYAM NUER DISPLACED

Nearly 3500 Neur people have sought shelter in Dinka territory in Amokpiny Payam inLakesState. The people who have fled their homes inPanyijarCountyinUnityStatehave sought shelter in what they believe to be a safe place even though it is Dinka Territory. UNMISS

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / SECURITY COUNCIL DEPARTURE

The Security Council members left South Sudan expressing disappointment with both president Salva Kiir and his opponent Riek Machar for their lack of commitment to reaching "a rapid agreement in the talks in Addis Ababa." UNMISS

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN 1 / SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIVALS

Fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council arrived in South Sudan in a bid to end the violence that has gripped the country since December last year. UNMISS

12 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN 2/ SECURITY COUNCIL KIIR

The United Nations Security Council has repeated threats to impose sanctions on South Sudan if conflict in the country continues. UNMISS  

12 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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