South Sudan

Evidence mounts of extra-judicial killings, rights abuses in South Sudan, UN reports

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today voiced grave concern over mounting evidence of gross human rights abuses in the strife-torn country, including extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers, massive displacements and arbitrary detentions, often on ethnic grounds.

South Sudan: UN moves on political and peacekeeping fronts to staunch fighting

The United Nations moved on the diplomatic and military fronts today to douse the flames of conflict in South Sudan, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging the Government to free political prisoners to facilitate talks with rebels and the Security Council holding a crisis meeting on latest efforts to reinforce UN peacekeepers in the world’s newest country.

South Sudan does not need escalation of crisis, UN says as armed youths march on Bor

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today voiced concern about reports of large numbers of armed youths moving towards the Jonglei state capital of Bor and called on all those with influence to convince them to immediately halt their advance and avoid a further escalation of the current crisis.

UN chief welcomes mediation effort to peacefully resolve South Sudan conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed the appointment of a mediation team to work with Government of South Sudan and the opposition towards reaching a ceasefire to end the current conflict, which has taken a heavy toll on the world's youngest nation.

Civilians in strife-torn South Sudan fleeing to UN bases now number 63,000

Some 63,000 civilians have now sought refuge in United Nations bases in South Sudan as the UN peacekeeping mission there moves to reinforce its strength with troops and helicopters in the face of a conflict that has killed thousands and driven at least 122,000 others from their homes in the past 12 days.

OCHA: People in South Sudan displaced by fighting need urgent aid

The international community is being asked to disburse $166 million to provide life-saving aid to people displaced from the fighting in South Sudan, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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UN hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements in strife-torn South Sudan within 48 hours

The United Nations hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements on the ground in strife-torn South Sudan within the next 48 hours, including both troops and critical assets such as helicopters, as it seeks to protect civilians in a conflict that is already estimated to have claimed well over 1,000 lives, the top UN official in the country said today.

Secretary-General's radio message to the people of South Sudan

Hello. This is Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

I want to assure you that the United Nations stands with the people of South Sudan at this difficult time.

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Ban urges peaceful end to conflict in message broadcast to people of South Sudan

In an appeal broadcast in South Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his call on its leaders to settle their differences peacefully and pledged to help end the violence that has wracked the world's youngest nation over the past 10 days.

South Sudan: Security Council votes to send more peacekeepers

In an effort to defuse the crisis in South Sudan, the Secretary-General has called for more boots on the ground to boost the UN mission’s protection capacity.

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