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SOUTH SUDAN / TOBY LANZER PRESSER

Following renewal of fighting in Bentiu, capital of the Unity State of South Sudan, the anti-government forces have taken control of the city, doubling the number of people seeking shelter at the UNMISS base in Bentiu  to about 9 000, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba.  UNMISS

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UNMISS / CAR WASH

In a bid to empower local NGOs, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) has awarded a contract for operating a carwash facility within its compound, to the South Sudan Women Empowerment Network (SSWEN). According to SSWEN Program Coordinator, the contract will help breaking with traditional mindset where women were suppose to only do housework [...]

12 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

Security Council President U. Joy Ogwu said that no significant progress has been achieved since March between Sudan and South Sudan, adding that the deepening of the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has reached alarming proportions.  UNTV

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN TOMPING CAMP

A UN spokesperson said that, "we are very much aware" of the health risks posed by the upcoming rainy season in South Sudan and that it was a  "huge logistical challenge" to run a peacekeeping mission and "also take care of these thousands and thousands of people."  The comments came after a news report which [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RWANDA GENOCIDE

Hundreds of Rwandans and others gathered at a somber ceremony at the UNMISS base in South Sudan to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide that left almost a million people in the country dead. UNMISS

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION CHILDREN

With the world marking the International Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action,  students at  aprimary school in Juba learned that South Sudan is one of the most affected countries in land mine contamination.  UNMISS

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION ADVANCER MINE CLEARING

The UN Mine Action agency (UNMAS) recently sent teams toUpperNileStateinSouth Sudanto help clear a new location which has been ear-marked as a Protection of Civilian (POC) site. These locations currently have 22,800 civilians seeking protection. Mine Action Awareness Day is 4 April. UNMISS

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION ADVANCER SNIFFER DOGS

Hero is among eight Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) who arrived in South Sudan to help assist in securing Protection of Civilian sites in various UN locations which opened their gates to tens of thousands civilians seeking protection in South Sudan. The dogs, mostly spaniels, are trained to detect explosives, and they also search for ammunition. [...]

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES

The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday that the crisis in South Sudan could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support the civilians who are struggling to survive. WFP

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HILDE JOHNSON

The chief of the mission in South Sudan said that the situation in Juba "seems calm now, but it is far from normal in the world's youngest nation," adding that, "although significantly improved, we have yet to see normal relations between the government of South Sudan and the United Nations. And not least, we are [...]

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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