South Sudan

News in Brief 15 February 2019

  • Desert camp aid delivery provides relief to desperate Syrians
  • South Sudan alert as sexual violence surges: UN human rights office
  • Philippines human rights defender arrested on libel  
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‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent Government measures to protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice.

We have to be peacemakers after years of conflict: South Sudan radio journalist

From its base in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Radio Miraya – the station run by the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS – is tasked with promoting dialogue, tolerance and peace – the three interlinked themes of World Radio Day 2019. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, presenter Lucy Jubara explains how the radio station accomplishes its mission. 

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Thousands flee fresh violence in South Sudan, many ‘suffering from trauma’

Over the past few days thousands of desperate civilians have been fleeing a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria state, seeking safety in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), many “suffering from trauma.”

News in Brief 12 February 2019

  • Smartphone listener guidelines unveiled to prevent growing levels of hearing loss
  • Thousands flee fresh violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria State
  • Automatic braking guidelines will reduce crashes, says UNECE
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Dramatic drop in South Sudan political violence since peace agreement signing

Since the signing of a September 2018 deal between the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his political rival and former deputy Riek Machar to end conflict in the country, political violence has “dropped dramatically,” David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan told reporters on Tuesday.

News in Brief 28 January 2019

  • ‘Where there is anti-Semitism, no one else is safe’: UN Chief tells Holocaust commemoration
  • Latin America must condemn violence against Venezuelan refugees and migrants: senior UN official
  • ‘Preparedness is crucial’ in fight against Ebola: health workers vaccinated in South Sudan
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News in Brief 3 January 2019

  • China gives $7 million to support food aid in South Sudan
  • Uganda's Ebola preparedness 'will go a long way:' WHO Chief
  • Agreement to curb greenhouse gases enters into force
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News in Brief 21 December 2018

  • Dozens of migrants dead and missing, adds to mounting toll off Spanish coast
  • Drought threatens millions in northeast Syria along with continued fighting
  • South Sudan Mission ‘strongly condemns’ assault and detention of ceasefire monitors
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‘Chance for peace’ in South Sudan finally within reach, declares UN Peacekeeping chief

The security situation in South Sudan has significantly improved since the recently signed peace deal between the opposing parties in the country’s civil war, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of UN Peacekeeping (DPKO), told the Security Council on Tuesday.