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The Chaos in South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

The Chaos in South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

At an orphanage at the edge of Juba, South Sudan’s battered capital, there are no longer any children. The orphanage, which is run by an Austrian Non-Governmental Organization, had to move to a more secure part of town after fighting broke out nearby in July. It is now considering moving

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Thousands Trapped by Fighting in South Sudan Receive Emergency Aid

Thousands Trapped by Fighting in South Sudan Receive Emergency Aid

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said it has distributed life-saving items to more than 6,000 vulnerable families trapped by fighting in Yei River state over the last six months.
Internally displaced people say they welcome the relief aid, but want to be allowed to safely return to their home

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Over a Dozen Killed in South Sudan Clashes

Over a Dozen Killed in South Sudan Clashes

South Sudanese soldiers and rebels have clashed in a state bordering Sudan, killing at least 15 people. The army said that it moved in after spotting rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar trying to steal cattle in the small village of Adaab el Bahr, in Unity State. The

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Religious Leaders of South Sudan Meet With Pope

Church leaders from South Sudan have asked Pope Francis to make a joint peace mission to the war-torn country. Leaders met with Francis at the Vatican and invited him to visit the country to bring the message of peace and brotherly love directly to the people and the quarreling

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The Worst Place on Earth: Death and Life in the Lost Town of Leer

In South Sudan, soldiers get away with murder, while skulls tell truths that the living are afraid to utter. It’s a land that has experienced Syrian-level death counts with almost no attention whatsoever from the rest of the world.  It’s a killing field, a place where human remains lie

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100,000 Fearful Civilians Trapped in South Sudan Town

The United Nations says 100,000 people were trapped and facing an increasingly dire situation in the besieged South Sudanese town of Yei after fleeing violence that included killings and mutilations. More than 30,000 people have fled into Yei, southwest of the capital, Juba following deadly attacks on civilians and

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South Sudan Road Ambush Kills 21 Civilians

A road ambush blamed on South Sudanese rebels killed 21 civilians, says the government. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said it received reports of horrific violence being carried out against civilians in Central Equatorial State and urged both rebel and government commanders to control their forces

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UN Peacekeepers Fled, Used Tear Gas on South Sudan Civilians

A new report says United Nations peacekeepers fled their posts when fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital in July, then used tear gas on frightened civilians who sought shelter within the U.N. base. The report states some peacekeepers refused orders to protect civilians during the chaos in Juba, and

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A Portrait of Turmoil in South Sudan, from Behind the Lens

South Sudan, the world’s newest country, is again on the brink of a civil war. Currently, 250,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, tuberculosis, and malaria. Due to renewed fighting, more children soldiers are being recruited and coerced into joining armed groups. As a result of the ongoing

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Sudan Used Chemical Weapons against Civilians in Darfur, Says Amnesty

War crimes condemned as study uncovers horrifying evidence of chemical attacks by government forces on civilians, including babies and young children.
The Sudanese government has allegedly been using chemical weapons against civilians, including babies and young children, in the Darfur region. According to a recent report, Amnesty International carried

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