EU URGES SOUTH SUDAN TO IMPLEMENT SECURITY DEAL TO STOP FAMINE

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” […]

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SOUTH SUDAN PEACE TALKS REACH APPARENT BREAKTHROUGH

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 youngest […]

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GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES SEEN IN S. SUDAN: REPORT

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 group were […]

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FOOD CRISIS

FOOD CRISIS

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 […]

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AIRDROPS AIM TO EASE SUDAN SUFFERING

AIRDROPS AIM TO EASE SUDAN SUFFERING

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 nation. […]

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FEAR AND TRAUMA PREVENT DISPLACED SOUTH SUDANESE FROM RETURNING HOME

FEAR AND TRAUMA PREVENT DISPLACED SOUTH SUDANESE FROM RETURNING HOME

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 […]

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SOUTH SUDAN’S LOOMING DISASTER: FAMINE IN THE WAKE OF CIVIL WAR

SOUTH SUDAN’S LOOMING DISASTER: FAMINE IN THE WAKE OF CIVIL WAR

About 50,000 children are at risk of starvation in the man-made crisis IN MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN BY TY MCCORMICK foreign@washpost.com 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 has […]

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Q&A: DOCTOR DESCRIBES HOW SUDANESE BOMBERS TERRORIZED HOSPITAL

Q&A: DOCTOR DESCRIBES HOW SUDANESE BOMBERS TERRORIZED HOSPITAL

“The loud screech of the jet was almost immediately followed by the loud boom of the explosion.” Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary doctor from the United States, is the only trained surgeon in the rebel-held part of the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. At the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the […]

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St. Clare’s House for Children

Like everyone else, we have been affected by COVID and felt the impact of delays or lack of availability of basic resources. It has been difficult as we rely on these resources daily, as you can imagine, with 78 children.