Relatives of the six aid workers who were ambushed and killed grieve as they wait to collect and bury the bodies of their loved ones, outside the morgue in Juba, South Sudan.

The Most Dangerous Country for Aid Workers

Pierre Africa, Human Rights 0 Comments

The people of South Sudan are experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis, one caused not by drought or flood, but by man-made conflict: a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar that spiraled into a civil war in late 2013. Famine was declared in part of South Sudan in early 2017, but with quick …

S. Sudan Humanitarian Crisis Worsening as Famine Looms

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U.N. aid agencies warn the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, already one of the biggest in the world, is getting worse as famine looms and growing numbers of refugees flee to neighboring countries. The World Food Program reports a 38-truck convoy, carrying food for about one month, arrived in the South Sudanese town of Yei on Friday. The agency says …

Aid Agencies: Millions in South Sudan Risk Starvation

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U.N. aid agencies warn millions of people in South Sudan risk starvation as the food crisis in the war-torn country escalates. The promise of a bright future held out when South Sudan gained its independence in July 2011 has turned sour after more than two years of civil war.  More than 1.5 million people have become internally displaced and at …

African Union Finally Releases Report on South Sudan Atrocities

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The African Union on Friday released a long-awaited report into alleged atrocities committed during South Sudan’s 19-month-long conflict, but only gave the report to representatives of President Salva Kiir’s government. That drew the ire of rebels loyal to Riek Machar, who insisted that they and the government are equal parties in the South Sudan peace process, and should both be …