Despite attempts at peace, the situation in South Sudan is still tense, and people fear a famine. Brother Bernhard Hengl, of the Combine Missionaries, claims “A terrible famine will happen this year!”. Br. Bernard has been on ground zero in the Sudan for several years, and has witnessed, first hand,
Security Deal Needed to Stop Famine
By William Davison
The European Union’s top envoy in the Horn of Africa urged South Sudan’s warring parties to implement a security deal to enable humanitarian agencies to provide aid to more than 1 million people facing famine.
A deal agreed on Aug. 25 is “critical”
Warring Parties Set Timetable to Form Transitional Government and Cease Fighting
By NICHOLAS BARIYO
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed to form a transitional government in the next 60 days, a big step in efforts to resolve a devastating six-month conflict in the world’s
Gross Human Rights Abuses
NAIROBI, Kenya — Horrific, ethnically motivated attacks of physical and sexual violence launched in South Sudan by warring parties constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said Thursday, while a new U.N. report said more than 300 people men from one ethnic
In Need of Food
Some 3.5 million South Sudanese, or one in three people, face an acute lack of food, the United Nations says. A widespread famine is looming after violence disrupted farming and food prices soar. In Sudan, food is scarce in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and some eastern
Airdrops to Ease Suffering
By Nicholas Bariyo
KAMPALA, Uganda—The World Food Program has started emergency airdrops of food to millions of people isolated by conflict and rainy conditions in South Sudan, the food agency said Monday, in the latest effort to address an unfolding crisis in the world’s youngest
Military Support for South Sudan Rebels
On 24 September 2014 I presented and offered preliminary analysis of a document I had received on 22 September 2014, from a source within Sudan whom I trust implicitly. It was an explosive document, containing the “Minutes of the Military and Security Committee Meeting
Many Fear to Return Home to South Sudan
MALAKAL, 16 June 2014 (IRIN) – Civilians displaced by brutal fighting in South Sudan are ignoring calls from government officials to return to their homes, preferring the safety of squalid UN bases to the risk that conflict could again engulf towns already
About 50,000 children are at risk of starvation in the man-made crisis
IN MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN BY TY MCCORMICK firstname.lastname@example.org This reporting was made possible in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Nyarony Choing is as old as South Sudan. And like the world’s newest nation, she
Pregnant Christian Woman Sentenced to Death in Sudan.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, a Christian woman from a Muslim background, was arrested on 17th February 2014 and charged on 4th March with adultery and apostasy. She is married to a Christian of South Sudanese origin. The couple have a young son