The surge of violence in South Sudan’s Unity region “looks set to continue despite the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement that was signed last year,” according to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS), David Shearer.
Ten aid workers who were detained while on an assessment mission near Yei, Central Equatoria, have been freed. The humanitarian workers were held by an armed opposition group in South Sudan for more than five days, since 25 April.
A surge in violent clashes in Unity, Jonglei and Central Equatorias is having a devastating impact on thousands of civilians and on humanitarian agencies trying to provide desperately needed assistance to vulnerable people.
(New York, 26 April 2018) The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, met with the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) leaders in New York to discuss the ongoing crisis in South Sudan.
On the outskirts of Rumbek in the Western Lakes region of South Sudan lies Wulu.
Little is known about this village, but there is something sweet about it.
A group of women in this rural community have found new income opportunities through beekeeping and processing honey.
High-pitched ululations, music, dancing and inspiring statements about the power, abilities and rights of women were all parts of an emotional UNMISS essay writing competition award ceremony at Don Bosco Senior Secondary School in Juba.
Machar Mathiang, 30, sits under a massive mango tree, head slightly tilted with his right hand resting on his temple. He listens attentively to tales about the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, where hundreds of thousands innocent civilians were killed because of their ethnicity.