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South Sudan's people are starving, and fighters are blocking aid - Washington Post

MAYENDIT, South Sudan — When his stepbrother starved to death in January, Matthew Yaw buried him in the sand next to the family's shack of sticks and plastic, one more grave at the epicenter of the world's most severe hunger crisis. It is a man-made ...and more »

Surviving The Sexual Violence Crisis In South Sudan - Huffington Post

In Uganda's massive Bidibidi camp, which is home to more than 272,000 South Sudanese refugees, aid workers are trying to identify and help sexual violence survivors – despite a dearth of resources. BIDIBIDI CAMP, Uganda – Grace sits staring vacantly ...and more »

The Terrible Crush of Refugees from South Sudan - The Nonprofit Quarterly

March 29, 2017; Times Live. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) declared that at least 60,000 South Sudanese entered Sudan since January, far exceeding earlier projections and creating the world's fastest growing refugee crisis.and more »

Africa This Month: Famine Fears After Drought and Flood - Fair Observer

Climate change, droughts, floods, growing populations, civil strife, slowing economies and flailing states are putting lives of millions at risk. As these authors have pointed out earlier, Africa's landscape is on uncertain ground as the global economy ...and more »

Abducted Indians freed in South Sudan - The Hindu

India has secured the release of two oilfield engineers, who were kidnapped in South Sudan last month. It was announced on Thursday night on social media by another Indian working in South Sudan. “Thank you Mam, for your efforts to release two Indians ...and more »

South Sudanese Forces Blamed for Torching Thousands of Homes - Voice of America

South Sudanese government troops burned thousands of civilians' homes late last year, monitors of the country's troubled peace agreement said Friday, making some of the strongest allegations yet against security forces in the three-year civil war. The ...and more »

Oil Workers Seen as Target in New Phase of South Sudan's War - Bloomberg

Crude oil brings in the cash to keep South Sudan's army fighting. That may have made oil workers a target for rebels waging the African nation's three-year civil war. The seizure of six workers, including three foreigners, in the oil-rich north this ...and more »

Uganda, UNHCR appeal over refugees surge - New Vision

The Government and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to pour in the country, fleeing brutal conflict ...and more »

South Sudanese rebels release abducted Pakistani engineer - The Express Tribune

HYDERABAD: Pakistani petroleum engineer, who was abducted by South Sudanese rebels earlier this month, has been released. “Mr Ayaz Jamali, who was in the captivity of some group in South Sudan, has been released,” FO spokesperson Nafees ...and more »

WFP uses new route through Sudan to deliver food to famine-hit South Sudan - Reliefweb

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today began to move food assistance to reach famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan by using a newly opened humanitarian corridor announced by the Government of Sudan ...and more »