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South Sudan Violence

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 06.26.2014 | 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 05.22.2014 | 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 05.22.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.20.2014 | 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.

How the Age of Exploration Brought Me to Warring South Sudan

Julian Monroe Fisher | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Julian Monroe Fisher

Clearing Ugandan departure customs I was so nervous I had a real problem getting my trekking boots back on after the x-ray machine.

South Sudanese Models Pose For Powerful Project

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Black Voices

At first glance Mike Mellia's portraits of top models Nykhor Paul, Ajak Deng, Ataui Deng and Eligha Ojoko are stunning portraits of the African beauti...

South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Nancy Lindborg

The people of South Sudan face a spiral of conflict, displacement, and hunger that this fragile, young country can ill afford.

From a Former Child Soldier, Why We Must End the Violence in South Sudan

Ger Duany | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Ger Duany

I learned how to use weapons before I could read and write. It was not my decision, it happened simply because, during the civil war, there were no schools, so that AK-47s in our hands replaced our pens and books.

2013 Global Emergencies Stretched Resources 'To The Limit': Report

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

Last year was the worst year for humanitarian crises in two decades, and international aid organizations are feeling the strain. Dr. Richard J. Bre...

Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."

How Could We Get It So Wrong?

Erik Solheim | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Erik Solheim

Let us use the opportunity provided by the crisis in South Sudan to put up a big mirror for the international partners, look into how we got it so wrong and thus start a better future chapter. Anyone believes that conflict prevention is too costly? Then try conflict.

In South Sudan, Scenes Of Death Show Worsening Unrest

AP | ILYA GRIDNEFF | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

MALAKAL, South Sudan (AP) — House after house has been burned to the ground. Hospital patients have been shot by armed rebels while lying in their b...

South Sudan: Patients Shot Dead In Hospital Beds

AP | ILYA GRIDNEFF | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Patients in South Sudan have been shot to death in their hospital beds and medical facilities have been looted and burned t...

The Clock Is Ticking: One Month to Avert a Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

Joseph Cahalan, PhD | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Joseph Cahalan, PhD

In two months, violence has shattered South Sudan's fragile markets. Trade is disrupted. Food supplies were looted. Shops were destroyed.