Sudan Relief Fund
Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This Clinic

Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This Clinic

Inside the Juba Teaching Hospital’s neonatal clinic, 1 in 10 babies brought to this clinic will die, most from treatable conditions. But mothers have nowhere else to go; it is the only public neonatal clinic in South Sudan.
The world’s youngest nation is one of the toughest places in the

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In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

Stained with mud, the 8-year-old traces her fingers over the infected wound on her elbow. “It’s hard work digging and the shovel is heavy. I just want to be in school,” Losika Losepio said.
Standing in a gold mine outside the South Sudan town of Kapoeta, the girl says she

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South Sudan Peace Deal Can Work – if Leaders Can Cooperate

South Sudan Peace Deal Can Work – if Leaders Can Cooperate

South Sudanese leaders have once again agreed to end the country’s five-year civil war and work towards peace.
The deal, signed by President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Macahr, agreed to end hostilities and to work together in a transitional government scheduled to last for three years. As part

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Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo to South Sudan

Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo to South Sudan

In her first visit to civil war-town South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon.
“I see you, I love you and I’m here for you,” she said in an interview.
Judd was among the first

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Warring Leaders of South Sudan Meet for Peace Talks

Warring Leaders of South Sudan Meet for Peace Talks

For the first time in almost two years, South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for peace talks amid efforts to end a brutal civil war.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar met in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. A statement from Mr. Machar’s opposition spokesman called

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South Sudan’s latest civil war atrocities kept out of sight

South Sudan’s latest civil war atrocities kept out of sight

The accounts are horrific. A young girl strangled and gang-raped. Children burned alive as government soldiers blocked the door of their hut and set it aflame.
These are some of the atrocities revealed in 14 reports, seen by The Associated Press, that have not yet been released by the independent

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In South Sudan, a Never-Ending Hunger Season Puts Millions in Danger

In South Sudan, a Never-Ending Hunger Season Puts Millions in Danger

More than four years of civil war in South Sudan has chased millions from their homes, leaving countless farms abandoned. The economy has been obliterated. Fighting has overcome some of the nation’s most productive land. Food prices are ruinously high.
Even during harvest time, when food was most abundant, more

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More than 200 child soldiers released in South Sudan

More than 200 child soldiers released in South Sudan

The UN says 210 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in civil war-torn South Sudan.
It was the third such release this year, bringing the total number of underage fighters freed so far to 806.
UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said the children were formally disarmed and given

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200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.
At the “laying down of the guns” ceremony, 112 boys and 95 girls were returned to their families in

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