South Sudan

Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

2017-06-23 18:30

Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief has said

UN chief seeks $8bn for South Sudan refugee crisis

2017-06-23 17:00

The United Nations secretary-general is making a plea for protection of refugees around the world, saying some richer countries haven't been as tolerant as some in Africa.

South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit

2017-06-22 20:09

South Sudan's leaders must end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, the United Nations secretary-general has said while visiting what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Sudan, CAR

2017-06-22 08:37

SA and Namibia are following in President Robert Mugabe's footsteps in distributing land to blacks, Zimbabwean First Lady says, and clashes between armed groups in CAR have left at least 100 people dead.

New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

2017-06-21 17:33

A new report by Amnesty International says South Sudanese forces burned, shelled and ransacked homes between January and May, killing civilians and forcing thousands like Koolekheh from the Shilluk ethnic minority to flee.

Envoy Angelina Jolie urges better treatment of refugees

2017-06-20 21:06

Actress and UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie has denounced the impunity with which rape is committed in conflict zones and the mistreatment of vulnerable women and children.

South Sudan soldiers charged in hotel attack say not guilty

2017-06-20 16:10

The 12 South Sudanese soldiers charged in a horrific attack on foreign aid workers last year during the country's civil war have pleaded not guilty.

UN stats reveal over half of refugees are under 18

The United Nations has revealed that the number of refugees worldwide has increased to 65.6 million people. Watch.

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South Sudanese refugees struggle to keep kids in school

2017-06-14 16:28

Amid widespread shortages, South Sudanese refugees are struggling to to keep their children in school, where basic facilities like toilets are in short supply.

In Aburoc, South Sudan's new humanitarian front line

2017-06-13 20:10

The conflict in South Sudan and its massive population displacements have produced many names synonymous with misery. The latest is Aburoc, a northeastern village where aid workers face the toughest of challenges.


At refugee summit, UN chief urges 'solidarity' with Uganda

2017-06-23 18:30

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for international solidarity with Uganda at a fundraising summit to help the country deal with nearly a million South Sudanese fleeing war.

S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media official

2017-06-22 21:04

South Sudan's media authority will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been refused access to the country, a top media official says.

EU pledges $95m to Uganda for S Sudan refugees

2017-06-22 19:07

The EU has pledged $95m to Uganda, ahead of a summit to raise twenty times that amount to help it deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan.

S Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

2017-06-21 18:26

A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, the UN aid agencies says, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country.

Pope pledges more than $500 000 in South Sudan aid

2017-06-21 16:34

Pope Francis is offering more than $500 000 in aid for South Sudan to help finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment.

War leaves no winners, only rubble in S Sudan oil town

2017-06-20 18:59

What was once Bentiu, the gateway to South Sudan's oil fields, is now a cluster of bullet-riddled buildings and piles of scrap metal, its ghostly avenues abandoned.

Uganda, UN seek $8bn for South Sudanese refugees

2017-06-20 15:13

Uganda's government and the United Nations are appealing for $8 billion in funding to deal with the crisis of refugees from South Sudan

Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

2017-06-19 20:35

Amnesty International says rich countries have failed in their obligation to help Uganda support refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan.

UN envoy fears 'security vacuum' in central Africa

2017-06-14 15:33

The UN says it fears a "security vacuum" in central Africa after the withdrawal of Ugandan, South Sudanese and US troops formerly tracking Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony.

S Sudan rebels say they carried out deadly road ambush

2017-06-09 20:02

South Sudanese rebels have claimed responsibility for an ambush that killed at least 15 people on the main road between the capital and the Ugandan border.

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