South Sudan

News in Brief 17 May 2018

  • Ebola confirmation in DRC city ‘concerning’: UN health chief
  • UN mission deploys more blue helmets to troubled South Sudan state
  • Aid official calls for urgent support for Gaza violence victims
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News in Brief 16 May 2018

  • UNICEF delivers medical supplies to Gaza in wake of deadly protests
  • ‘Peace’ is the word I heard most in South Sudan: UN relief chief
  • Urban planning crucial to meet rise in city dwellers: UN report
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Complex and deadly new threats mean UN missions must adapt, argue Force Commanders

Evolving and increasingly deadly threats, together with deepening humanitarian crises mean that United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world need more support for ‘blue helmets’ on the ground, Force Commanders told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Rival South Sudan leaders still ‘bent on armed confrontation’ – UN peacekeeping chief

The peace process in South Sudan is at a critical juncture while opposing sides allow themselves to get bogged down in arguments over ministerial quotas, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, as the country prepares for a third round of regionally-backed peace talks.

News In Brief 27 April 2018

  • UN chief salutes “courage and leadership” of DPRK and Republic of Korea
  • Innocent civilians caught in crossfire as violence surges: South Sudan mission chief
  • Concern rises for thousands living in and around besieged Palestinian camp in Syria
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South Sudan: Peace process under threat as violence surges across country, warns UN Mission

Surging violence in parts of South Sudan is putting thousands of war-weary civilians at risk and endangering the fragile peace process in the world’s youngest nation, the United Nations peacekeeping mission there has warned.

‘Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’ senior UN peacekeeping official says visiting South Sudan

All stakeholders in South Sudan must “engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution” to the conflict there, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official said at the end of her four-day visit.

News in Brief 19 April 2018

  • Reduction in political violence across Colombia a ‘substantial change’: UN Mission chief
  • ‘There is no military solution’ in South Sudan: senior UN Peacekeeping official
  • UN chief mourns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ loss of 140 colleagues
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UN hails release of more than 200 child soldiers in South Sudan

Two hundred and seven child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, part of a series of planned discharges that should see nearly 1,000 children return home over the coming months.

News in Brief 18 April 2018

  • New life for 207 former child soldiers in South Sudan: UNICEF
  • Global plan seeks to strengthen protection of internally displaced people
  • Food industry urged to improve access to healthier products
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