South Sudan

Norway must hold failed regime accountable

By Anders Breidlid and Tomm Kristiansen (*) Norway is a new member of the UN Security Council from January 1 2021 and will, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “use the experience of decades of work for peace…

“Increasingly Complex Armed Conflicts Have ‘Severe Impact’ on Children”

Human Wrongs Watch The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior UN envoy on the subject on…

South Sudan: Hundreds of Children Recruited into Armed Groups

Human Wrongs Watch Reporting that 650 children have been recruited into armed groups in South Sudan since January, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNCEF) on 19 August 2016 called for an immediate end to recruitment and an unconditional release of…

South Sudan Exodus: 900,000 Refugees in 2,5 Years

Human Wrongs Watch Some 60,000 people have fled South Sudan’s recent violence in the capital city of Juba, bringing the overall number of South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries since December 2013 to nearly 900,000 [out of an estimated 14…

Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan; Influx Sets Single-Day Record

Human Wrongs Watch Some 26,500 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have crossed into Uganda since fighting between rival forces erupted in and around the capital, Juba, on 7 July, the United Nations refugee agency on 22 July 2016 reported.…

Over 1 in 3 South Sudanese To Face ‘Severe Food Shortages’

Human Wrongs Watch ‘More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country’ Juba – Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan –…

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a long-awaited peace deal with rebels to end 20 months of deadly civil war in the African country following international pressure and a threat of sanctions by the United Nations. The signing ceremony…

South Sudan bishop calls for peace in Western Equatoria

As negotiations and the search for peace to end South Sudan’s civil war continues, CAFOD and Trocaire have joined Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in denouncing recent attacks and rise of insecurity in Western…

South Sudan faces hunger and suffering on independence anniversary

South Sudan marks the fourth anniversary of its independence on 9th July 2015. While the country faced enormous development challenges after separating from Sudan, it was a time of great hope. Today, however, the world’s newest nation is facing a…

Girl Soldiers Freed

Human Wrongs Watch Up to 250 child soldiers including four girls, one as young as nine, were released in South Sudan from an armed group, the Cobra Faction. Another 400 are being released in the coming days, according to UNICEF. New…

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