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South Sudan's president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal

FILE PHOTO: South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends the signing of a peace agreement with the South Sudan rebels aimed to end a war in which tens of thousands of people have been killed, in Khartoum, Sudan June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

REUTERS - 2018-07-19 10:15:05

South Sudan: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (June 2018)

Fifty-nine access incidents were reported in June, with the majority (66 per cent) occurring in Unity, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Central Equatoria and Jonglei. 68 per cent of the organizations reporting being affected are INGOs and over recent months, incidents involving violence against aid workers a

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

UNHCR South Sudan Factsheet - June 2018

■ In the refugee response, the main government counterparts are the Ministry of Interior and the Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA). Implementing partners in 2018 are the following: Action Africa Help International (AAHI),Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA), ACROSS, ACTED, CARE International, Danish

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Stopping the flow of arms to South Sudan

IS THAT a light at the end of the tunnel? Since South Sudan’s war began nearly five years ago, tens of thousands have died and more than 4m—one in three South Sudanese—have been forced from their homes. The country teeters, for the second year running, on the brink of famine; more than half the popu

ECONOMIST.COM - 2018-07-18 00:00:00

Nikki Haley secures South Sudan arms embargo that eluded Obama

South Sudan, which declared its independence from Sudan in 2011, has been beset by conflict and violence since 2013. But an arms embargo resolution introduced by the U.S. during the Obama administration was rejected by the Security Council in 2016.


South Sudan Monthly Operation Overview - June 2018

The Logistics Cluster facilitates coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve decision making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan. Where logistics gaps are identified, WFP, as the lead a


South Sudan: Deim Zubier Rapid Displacement Brief - Raja County, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, April 2018

To fill the information gap on the needs of the displaced, REACH conducted aremote displacement trackingin the protection of civilian site in Wau town in Western Bahr el Ghazal State. The displacement tracking provided an initial overview of population movements, the intentions of the internally dis


South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 6 | 16 July 2018

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudehou, led a delegation of humanitarian agencies and partners to Tambura in the Western Equatoria region of South Sudan on 12 July to observe the needs and response to more than 18,500 IDPs, mainly women and children, recently displaced to the area. The women w


As atrocities go on, South Sudan gets arms embargo

After nearly five years of war, mayhem, widespread hunger and recurring atrocities including mass rapes in South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council took the extraordinary step Friday of imposing an arms embargo on the the world’s youngest African country.


South Sudan President, rebels disagree over mandate extension

The opposition is already kicking, describing the move as illegal, coming barely days after they rejected plans to reinstate rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, saying it had failed to dilute Kiir's power.


Sudan and South Sudan Caucus Statement on UN Sanctions

WASHINGTON - Sudan and South Sudan Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), and Congressman Michael Capuano (MA-7) released the following statement on the UN’s vote to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan:


UN council narrowly approves arms embargo on South Sudan

The resolution received the minimum nine "yes" votes. The six other council members abstained — Russia, China, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan and Bolivia.


UN to vote on arms embargo and new sanctions on South Sudan

The final draft resolution, obtained Thursday, expresses "deep concern" at the failure of South Sudan's leaders to end hostilities and condemns "the continued and flagrant violation" of agreements to stop fighting.


As Sudan currency continues descent, inflation hits 64 percent in June

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s inflation rose to 63.87 percent year-on-year in June, from 60.93 percent in May, the state statistics agency said on Thursday, as the dollar-starved country grapples with an economic crisis.

REUTERS - 2018-07-19 13:46:47

UN Sanctions 2 Officials, Slaps Arms Embargo on South Sudan

"These are the weapons that armed groups used to shoot fathers in front of their wives and children, to hold up convoys of food aid, or to assault women and girls," Haley told the council ahead of the vote.


South Sudan President’s Mandate Extended Until 2021

South Sudan’s parliament voted Thursday to amend the constitution and extend the terms in office for President Salva Kiir, the country’s vice presidents, and all members of parliament for another three years.


North Korea has 2.6 million ‘modern slaves,’ new report estimates

Satellite imagery from Oct. 29, 2016, shows the Sinuiju concentration camp (Kyo-hwa-so No. 3) in North Korea, one of the “reeducation” camps for people accused of political and economic crimes. (DigitalGlobe/ScapeWare3d/DigitalGlobe/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-19 00:05:00

How our support in South Sudan communities is reducing the impact of malnutrition

Ongoing conflict inSouth Sudanhas had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from theEuropean Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.


Adopting Resolution 2428 (2018), Security Council Extends Sanctions on South Sudan

By the terms of resolution 2428 (2018), adopted by a vote of 9 in favour (Côte d’Ivoire, France, Netherlands, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States) to none against with 6 abstentions (Bolivia, China, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation), the Council exp


UN slaps arms embargo on South Sudan

"These are the weapons that armed groups used to shoot fathers in front of their wives and children, to hold up convoys of food aid, or to assault women and girls," Haley told the council ahead of the vote.