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New UNICEF chief to engage private sector to help children

JUBA, South Sudan - The new leader of UNICEF says the children's agency is taking a new approach in 2018 by engaging with private companies to help prepare young people for productive lives. In an interview with The Associated Press, executive director Henrietta Holsman Fore said she plans to draw o

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-19 09:07:25

South Sudan Rebels Call Mediators Biased

Rebels in South Sudan have accused mediators of allowing the government to violate the recent cease-fire, an allegation the top mediator quickly rejected Thursday. A rebel spokesman accused the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development bloc and the "troika" countries of Norway, Britain and

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 22:13:47

28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

AKOBO, South Sudan (AP) - The United Nations says violence against aid workers in South Sudan reached a new high in 2017, with 28 killed. Nearly half of the 1,159 humanitarian access incidents reported last year by aid agencies involved violence including killing, looting and threats. The U.N. human

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-18 14:06:11

Britain says monitoring South Sudan peace violations, eyes penalties

JUBA (Reuters) - Britain said it was closely monitoring a ceasefire agreed last month between South Sudan's warring parties and would work with regional partners to identify individuals guilty of violations and take action. South Sudan has been wracked by a four-year civil war that broke out after

REUTERS UK - 2018-01-18 15:55:48

South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 01 | 18 January 2018

No. of Internally Displaced People 1.9 million No. of refugees in neighboring countries 2.0 million No. of people food insecure (Jan-March 2018) 5.1 million FUNDING (2017) $1.17 billion funding received in 2017* 71% of appeal funding received in 2017 $1.6 billion requirements for South Sudan 2017 Hu

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-18 10:58:24

What We Can Learn From 'S-Hole Countries'

Despite President Trump's reported call to reject immigrants from "shithole countries," people from these countries actually have plenty to teach us. Let's start with a quiz: Which country was the first in the world to ban government discrimination against gays in its constitution? A) Norway B) New

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 00:02:03

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They're "always watching and very suspicious," said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan's Greater Equatoria region

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 00:00:00

Visit These Countries And You Will Probably Die, Says U.S. Government

An American passport is one of the most powerful in the world, offering visa-free admission to up to 158 countries-this may be less than many European states, but still higher than most of the rest of the world. But the State Department has warned U.S. citizens that they should be careful when exer

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-17 12:57:28

QRCS Provides Life-Saving Food Aid for Famine Victims in South Sudan [EN/AR]

January 17th, 2017 Doha: In response to the alarming humanitarian situation in South Sudan, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a relief intervention to help the victims of famine in the war-torn country, at a total cost of $300,000. Co-implemented by Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) an


Sculptor Kapoor awards $1 million 'Jewish Nobel' prize to refugees

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide on Wednesday, in a bid to alleviate a record-breaking global displacement crisis. Kapoor, who was born to an Indian father and Iraqi Jewish mother, won the


US Jewish groups call on Netanyahu to stop deportation of African migrants

The Anti-Defamation League and the refugee protection group Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing “grave concerns” over an Israeli government plan to deport or imprison tens of thousands of African asylum seekers in March. Prese


South Sudan's cease-fire broken by both sides, say monitors

Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan's cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors. Both government and opposition forces have committed multiple violations since the cease-fire began on Dec. 24, according to four separate investigations released Tu


Travelling to North Korea? Don't Forget To Draft a Will and Make Funeral Arrangements

Travel to North Korea is so dangerous that U.S. citizens should consider making a will and planning their funerals before they leave, the State Department has warned. U.S. citizens have been banned from visiting North Korea since September 1 after the death of American tourist Otto Warmbier, who suf


Is war about to break out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West even notice?

Around the time I was a Washington intern in the spring of 1989, I began hearing that the "next war in the Middle East will be over water." These warnings continued fairly regularly throughout my years in graduate school and the early part of my professional career, but because there were 13 wars (n


South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Although parties to the conflict in South Sudan signed a cessation of hostilities (COH) agreement on December 21, international media continue to report clashes between government and opposition forces in Central Equatoria and Unity states in late December. Several relief organizations relocated sta


New Country Engagement Note for South Sudan Reaffirms World Bank Group's Commitment to Supporting Vulnerable Populations

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2018 - The Board of Executive Directors today endorsed a new World Bank Group Country Engagement Note (CEN) in support of the Republic of South Sudan's development objectives. The CEN which will cover the next two years was informed by extensive consultations with key stakeho


South Sudan Communities Receiving Regular Aid in Previously Inaccessible Areas

Wau - For over a month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been able to provide consistent primary health care in Greater Baggari, South Sudan, which is an area south of Wau town that had been cut off from assistance for over a year. Improved access in recent months has enabled I


Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni 'president for life' law

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively become president for life. The law, passed last month, scrapped a constitutional provision that limited the age of a presidential candidate to


NPR Host: ICE Agents Are Like The Gestapo

Oh, we're back to Nazi references again. Last week, NPR's Maria Hinojosa compared federal law enforcement officers to the Gestapo because they were doing their jobs. Hinojosa was on MSNBC with Ali Velshi to comment on President Trump "s**thole countries" remark that sent left wing America into full-


Young gang members also at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder

Until recently, researchers have associated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with being a victim of trauma. Now, new findings from the US suggest that the act of killing or perpetrating violence could be even more traumatic than being a victim. A condition often experienced by war veterans, PT