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What's Inside the Badass Backpack That's Saving Lives in South Sudan - WIRED

South Sudan is a mess. Fighting between the government and a rebel militia has sent 25,000 people fleeing from a town called Kodok toward the border with Sudan—and on the road they've run into another 13,000 people on the run from yet more fighting ...and more »

20 Million People Could 'Starve to Death' in Next Six Months - Inter Press Service

A livestock owner in Yemen tends her goats. Livestock production fell by more than 35 per cent in 2016 compared to the pre-crisis period. Credit: FAO. ROME, Apr 28 2017 (IPS) - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North ...and more »

Disappeared: South Sudan activist Dong Samuel Luak & opposition official Aggrey Idris - IFEX

Dong Samuel Luak, a South Sudanese activist, who has been detained in Kenya and is at risk of unlawful return back to South Sudan. © 2011 Private. This statement was originally published on on 23 April 2017. Three months, 90 days, more than two ...and more »

South Sudan: UN urges all sides to cease hostilities; regional force starts to arrive - UN News Centre

Continuous fighting around the Jonglei State capital Bor has driven an estimated 136,000 South Sudanese civilians across the River Nile into Awerial County in Lakes State. Photo: UNMISS/Wade Mageng ?Share. Print. 29 April 2017 – Disturbed by the ...and more »

South Sudan: Intense fighting around Kodok forces up to 25000 people to flee without humanitarian support - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Refugees are forced to flee Kodok for Aburoc after intense fighting between Government and Agwelek opposition forces started around the town of Kodok in South Sudan´s Upper Nile region in April 2017. Juba – Over the last three days, close to 25,000 ...and more »

Congress backs famine relief, calls for political pressure on South Sudan - Devex

Majok, who came from Nyal, is assisted by a member of Oxfam at a food distribution site in South Sudan. Photo by: Lauren Harnett / Oxfam / CC BY-NC-ND. On Tuesday night, the United States House of Representatives passed a near-unanimous resolution ...and more »

Q&A: How to win USAID grants in South Sudan - Devex

Participants of a two-day conflict management workshop at the Protection of Civilians site 1 in Juba, South Sudan. Photo by: UNMISS / CC BY-NC-ND. As South Sudan's civil war heads into its fourth year, donors continue doing what they can to stem the ...and more »

As South Sudan Battles Famine, Aid Workers Remain Under Fire - Newsweek

South Sudan aid bags A woman collects grains left on the ground after a food distribution on March 4 in Ganyiel, Panyijiar county, South Sudan. Aid workers have been caught up in South Sudan's deadly conflict. ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty. Share ...and more »

Some African States Oppose Return of South Sudan Rebel Machar, Says UN - The Wire

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar talks on the phone in his field office in a rebel-controlled territory in Jonglei State, South Sudan, February 1, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo. United Nations: East African states and South ...and more »

MSF Evacuates International Staff in South Sudan's Upper Nile - Voice of America

Doctors Without Borders said it has evacuated international staff from two towns in South Sudan because of intense fighting between the army and rebel groups. The medical aid group, known by its French acronym MSF, said Thursday it removed foreign ...and more »