SOUTH SUDAN’S GOVERNMENT USING FOOD AS WEAPON OF WAR – UN REPORT

Hang Yi (L), Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan, hands over some of the emergency food aid to Martha Nyamal (2nd R). This food ended up in the hands of government officials who distributed it among themselves(Photo: file)

During 2016 and 2017, the UN said a military campaign by government troops in Wau targeted civilians on ethnic grounds and displaced more than 100,000. UNITED NATIONS Report, Reuters. Nov 12, 2017(Nyamilepedia) -— South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions […]

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US AMBASSADOR TO UN DEMANDS GREATER PROGRESS ON PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations visits South Sudan(Photo: file)

BY FRANCESCA MOLD, Oct 25, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —– The United States Ambassador to the United Nations has demanded greater progress towards peace in South Sudan during a flying visit to the country’s capital Juba. Ambassador Nikki Haley visited the United Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and saw first-hand the challenges faced by the 33,000 people sheltering from ongoing violence in the […]

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US ambassador to UN evacuated from volatile South Sudan camp

South Sudan's internally displaced persons voice their anger through a demonstration as US ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley, visit them(Photo: file)

Oct 25, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Juba (South Sudan), Oct 25 The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a UN camp for displaced people in South Sudan today because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said. Shortly after Haley left the camp, UN security guards fired tear gas to disperse the crowd of more than […]

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South Sudan civil war causes Africa’s worst refugee crisis

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), civilians fleeing violence seek refuge at the UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Less than three years after its creation, the world's newest country is beginning to fracture along ethnic lines in violence that has killed hundreds of people and what could come next, some warn, is ethnic cleansing. (AP Photo/UNMISS, Hailemichael Gebrekrstos)

Oct 15, 2017(Nyamilepedia) — The United Nations says South Sudan’s four-year-old civil war has left half of the nation’s population — 6 million people — in need of humanitarian aid. The conflict began when South Sudan’s army split between factions loyal to President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. The two men mobilized their respective tribes, the Dinka […]

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Seeking shelter in war-torn South Sudan

A family sit under a tree around which they live in the village of Aburoc, South Sudan, on May 11, 2017. Thousands of people, predominantly from the Shilluk tribe, have fled here after fighting forced them from their homes. Arriving in Aburoc with only what they could carry, many people are living outside in the open without any shelter.(Photo credit: Aljazeera/Phil Hatcher-Moore)

Many South Sudanese, including the Shilluk tribe, have been displaced several times amid the ongoing conflict. By Phil Hatcher-Moore Oct 14, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Nearly four million people, or roughly a third of the country’s population, have been forced from their homes by the conflict in South Sudan. Some have fled to neighbouring countries, while others have been living in the sprawling camps […]

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