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South Sudan Violence

South Sudan's People Deserve Peace

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Nancy Lindborg

Regional peace talks have so far been unsuccessful. It is more urgent than ever that the warring parties recommit to the ceasefire declared in January -- and this time, they need to mean it. In South Sudan, political leaders and military commanders should stop the fighting and put their people first.

Children in South Sudan Face Another Christmas Far From Home

World Vision | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
World Vision

Failing to protect children from violence, exploitation and the impacts of chronic stress will have a long-term impact on them, and with 60 percent of South Sudan's population under 18, it could dramatically shape future generations of the world's youngest nation.

Trapped in South Sudan's Civil War

Peter Biro | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Peter Biro

"This is a prison," says Peter Malek, pointing to the razor-wire topped mud barrier which marks the perimeter of the camp that has been his home since he was forced to flee his home village nine months ago. "If I go outside those walls, I could easily be killed."

South Sudan Rivals Agree New Cease-Fire

AP | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Leaders of two warring sides in South Sudan agreed to another peace deal early Saturday after two days of talks convene...

The Impact of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition on Children

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Hunger has forced generations into a cycle of poverty, and for children today the long-term impact will impair their ability to stay in school and seek employment. Reducing food insecurity has to be a priority for governments and the international community.

Trapped in an Open Air Prison

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last 10 months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.

With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

"If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go."

Declaration of Famine or Not, South Sudan Needs the World's Attention Now

Wendy Taeuber | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Wendy Taeuber

I see each day what we can accomplish: children treated for malnutrition, cash grants given to families to purchase food in the market, groups of women helping each other cope with the horrors they have seen and felt.

South Sudan Ceasefire Under Threat As Fighting Erupts

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

By Carl Odera BENTIU, South Sudan, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Government troops clashed with South Sudan rebels on Friday near t...

South Sudan Facing Man-Made Famine, 'On The Brink Of A Humanitarian Catastrophe': UN

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The scale of humanitarian operations in South Sudan is now the largest in any singl...

Patients 'Shot Dead In Hospital Beds' In South Sudan

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Patients were shot in their hospital beds, medical and humanitarian staff killed, and medical facilities were destroyed in fig...

Soldiers in Schools: The Impact of Military Occupations on Education

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in.

South Sudan Slips Into Vicious Chaos Amidst International Belatedness, Lack of Commitment

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

This confluence of forces has made catastrophe inevitable; the question is not whether famine will strike, but where and how hard -- and how many thousands of lives will be lost.

A Window of Opportunity in South Sudan

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The new nation of South Sudan is at a crossroads, and we cannot miss this significant, yet potentially fleeting, moment to restore and stabilize this fragile nation. The window of opportunity is quickly closing.

Why South Sudan Needs to Look Back to Move Forward

Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH

While aid is crucial, especially to the 3.7 million people who are currently experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity, transformation for the world's newest country has to come from within.

Fragile Peace Process in South Sudan

Erik Solheim | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Erik Solheim

A lasting solution in South Sudan will require a system in which the oil money supports peace rather than war. Everyone should be able to see exactly how much money is earned and where it goes.

Aid Group Finds Scenes Of Horror, Starvation In South Sudan

AP | JOSPHAT KASIRE | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

LEER, South Sudan (AP) — Bodies stuffed in wells. Houses burned down. Children playing on military hardware. And infants showing the skeletal outlin...

UN: Crimes Against Humanity In South Sudan

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 8 (Reuters) - The United Nations accused both government and rebel forces in South Sudan on Th...

U.S. Threatens Sanctions If South Sudanese Rebel Leader Refuses Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | World

* Kerry wants face-to-face talks between Kiir and Machar * Machar says such a meeting "counter-productive" * S.Sudan arm...

US: South Sudan Killings Show Unbelievable Cruelty

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Stopping short of describing deadly fighting in South Sudan as genocide, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday...

U.S. Secretary of State To Promote Peace, Sanctions In South Sudan

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing his two main tools of diplomacy — peace talks and threatened sanctions — ...

Africa's Newest Nation Near Catastrophe

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

By Carl Odera JUBA, April 30 (Reuters) - A personal power struggle between South Sudan's leaders is driving Africa's newest nation t...

Girl, 3, Led Her Blind Father On Foot For 4 Hours To Get Supplies In War-Torn South Sudan

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

One little girl puts a name and a face to the struggles of so many in South Sudan. Nyakhat Pal, 3, walked for four hours with her elderly and blin...

Rebels Slaughter Hundreds Of Civilians In South Sudan

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, April 21 (Reuters) - Rebels slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil...

Why Is the World Abandoning South Sudan?

World Vision | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
World Vision

Along with horrific violence making humanitarian access difficult, the political instability is threatening South Sudan's harvest season, so the real fear is hunger.