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More Regional Protection Forces Arrived to Juba, South Sudan

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More foreign troops arrived in South Sudan’s capital as part of the U.N. Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force (RFP). But a South Sudanese analyst says the additional peacekeepers will have no impact on the country’s deadly conflict if they are not deployed outside of Juba. The 270 Rwandans who arrived on Saturday join about 600 […]

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 […]

Attacks on aid workers increasing in S. Sudan

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The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan as Millions face severe hunger. A statement by the humanitarian coordinator there, Serge Tissot, says the attacks have put millions of South Sudanese in peril amid the country’s civil war. The world’s youngest nation has become one of the most dangerous places […]

Africa’s humanitarian crises worsen said UN Report

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Africa’s humanitarian crises have continued to worsen in 2017, said a report released by the United Nations on Wednesday ahead of the World Humanitarian Day. “Twenty million Africans have been displaced from their homes and 44 million are acutely food insecure,” the report stated. It said the population displacement crisis has reached record levels with […]