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

This statement was originally published on on 23 April 2017. Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who disappeared ...and more »

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

ROME, Apr 28 2017 (IPS) - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency's chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 ...and more »

The World Food Program Needs $961 Million to Avert 20 Million Deaths From Famine - UN Dispatch

The statistics are only getting worse. Nearly 20 million people across four countries are currently at risk of famine. This includes 1.6 million children who are already considered “severely malnourished.” If food does not arrive soon, the numbers of ...and more »

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

Juba – Over the last three days, close to 25,000 people have been displaced by intense fighting between the South Sudan People's Liberation Army and the Agwelek forces around the town of Kodok. The humanitarian organisations that have, up until now, ...and more »

African Union must act to stop South Sudan violence, says civil society - RFI

Civil society leaders from South Sudan travelled to Addis Ababa this week to meet with the new African Union chief and demand a more concerted effort to stop fighting in the world's youngest nation. A specific high level summit on South Sudan is needed ...and more »

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

As South Sudan's civil war heads into its fourth year, donors continue doing what they can to stem the crisis. Currently 100,000 people face starvation and 7.5 million South Sudanese are reliant on humanitarian aid — more than half the country's ...and more »

Famine, Explained (VIDEO) - UN Dispatch

What three conditions trigger the United Nations to declare a “famine?” What causes a famine? And how do you stop a famine? These questions are acute right now as the world faces an unprecedented number of people living in famine or near famine ...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 »

New South Sudan Fighting Displaces 25000 People - Voice of America

At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United Nations official in South Sudan warned of a government offensive on the ...and more »

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 »