South Sudan

South Sudan’s transition from conflict to recovery ‘inching forward’ – UN envoy 

South Sudan’s transformation from conflict to recovery is underway, but much needs to be done before securing “a peaceful and prosperous future”, the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

South Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign

The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.

News in Brief 25 February 2021

  • ECOWAS and UN strongly condemn electoral violence in Niger
  • UNICEF signs COVID-19 vaccine agreement with AstraZeneca
  • South Sudan: WHO supports polio vaccination campaign targeting 2.8 million children
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News in Brief 19 February 2021

  • Violence engulfs South Sudan, ‘Children all have guns’ 
  • Vital humanitarian air links at risk, humanitarian operations under threat, warns WFP
  • UN human rights office alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti
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Violence in South Sudan engulfs country, 10 years after independence ‘children all have guns’

Extreme violence and attacks involving thousands of fighters at a time have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, UN human Rights Council-appointed investigators said on Friday, warning that the bloodshed faced by civilians are “the worst recorded” since the country’s civil war began in December 2013.

News in Brief 16 February 2021

  • Myanmar: ‘World is watching’, UN Special Envoy tells military
  • Atrocities in eastern DR Congo complicate work of tackling new Ebola outbreak 
  • Desperate daily quest for food stalks people of South Sudan   
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South Sudan: UN rights commission welcomes ‘first steps’ towards transitional justice institutions

A UN human rights commission on South Sudan has welcomed developments towards the establishment of long-awaited transitional justice mechanisms to address violations committed during conflict, as required under the 2018 peace agreement. 

Millions of children in crisis hotspots ‘on the brink of famine’, warns UNICEF

More than 10 million children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday, warning that without urgent action, the numbers could rise further. 

Conflict, floods and COVID-19 push South Sudanese into extreme hunger 

Driven by insecurity, the effects of COVID-19, an on-going economic crisis, and the impact of flooding on livelihoods, three UN agencies called on Friday for immediate humanitarian access to eastern South Sudan’s Pibor county, where people are facing catastrophic levels of hunger. 

Keep focus on South Sudan, UN mission chief tells Security Council

The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has appealed for the international community to remain focused on the country as it continues to make gains on the political and peacebuilding fronts.