Posts Categorized: Humanitarian

UNICEF warns South Sudan risks losing generation due to conflict

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that South Sudan risks losing a generation with 70 percent of the country’s children out of school due to the four-year civil war. “70 percent of the children are out of school, that is highest in the world. There is too much violence,” Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF’s […]

South Sudan refugees in Nyumanzi settlement camp riot over food

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South Sudanese refugees at Nyumanzi settlement camp on Saturday evening turned rowdy as they protested against food rationing. The refugee agencies had reportedly cut food supplies by half of what is usually given to them. Nyumanzi settlement has more than 20,000 South Sudanese refugees, who mainly depend on food distributed by World Food Programme (WFP), […]

Red Cross aid worker killed in South Sudan

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The Red Cross says it is shocked by the killing of one of its staffers in South Sudan as dangers to humanitarian workers rise amid the country’s civil war. A statement Saturday by the International Committee of the Red Cross said driver Lukudu Kennedy Laki Emmanuel was shot and killed Friday by unknown attackers after […]

South Sudan, the most dangerous country for aid worker

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAid) administrator, Mark Green, has termed South Sudan as the most dangerous country for aid workers but has also expressed hope that the civil war can be stopped. Mr Green, in his two-day visit to the South Sudanese capital Juba and the northwestern Wau region, also met President […]