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Why did the U.S. travel ban add counterterrorism partner Chad? No one seems quite sure. 25.9.2017 Washington Post: World
"Astonishment and then indignation,” said the director of the Chadian Human Rights Association.
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The Latest: South Sudan official expresses optimism at UN 23.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):
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The U.N. pledged to improve the lives of the world's most needy. Enacting that plan is another matter 17.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been two years since the United Nations adopted 17 goals aimed at fighting poverty and inequality, protecting the environment and fostering peace.

The target year for achieving those goals is 2030, but that’s little time, given the scope of the agenda, and experts note formidable obstacles...

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The children of South Sudan's war face hunger, rape and other violence on their long, often-solitary walks to safety 15.9.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Obede Lutana lost both his parents in South Sudan’s increasingly vicious civil war—his father shot to death by soldiers last year on the family’s farm near Yei, his mother killed in an outbreak of disease.

Lutana was left to live with his cousin, a young woman who cared for him as the chaos escalated...

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As the death toll climbs in Sudan, officials shy away from the 'cholera' label 14.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The U.S. Embassy says people are dying from cholera, but WHO, USAID and Sudan's leaders hide behind a more benign-sounding phrase.
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Malaria infections are on the rise in South Sudan, with more than 1.3 million people infected in 2017, and thousands others sick with measles and cholera 10.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
GENEVA, 10 September 2017 : South Sudan's disease burden is rising rapidly in the midst of a protracted conflict that is causing widespread displacement and a major food crisis.
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U.S. sanctions South Sudan officials for allegedly enriching themselves amid civil war, famine 7.9.2017 Washington Post
U.S. sanctions South Sudan officials for allegedly enriching themselves amid civil war, famine
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U.S. warns South Sudan: Continued chaos is not acceptable, aid may be pulled 3.9.2017 Washington Post: World
To help displaced people in the African nation and outside, the United States has sent $730 million in aid this year.
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Uganda's 'open door' policy tested amid crush of desperate South Sudanese refugees 27.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK, 27 August 2017 / PRN Africa / -- South Sudan, Africa's newest nation, has known no respite since fighting broke out last July, following the collapse of a peace deal between Government and opposition forces, sparking what United Nations agencies report as incidents of "barbaric violence" carried out by armed groups, and a massive spike in the number of desperate people fleeing for safety.
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In South Sudan, mock trials are more legitimate than real ones 26.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
In South Sudan, mock trials are more legitimate than real ones
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'Civilians are Not a Target,' says UN chief on World Humanitarian Day 21.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK, 19 August 2017 : On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations and its partners are calling on all global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict, and to stand with the health and aid workers who risk their lives to help them.
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UN says 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda 17.8.2017 Hindu: News
Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan’s civil war.
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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says 17.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.
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Yemen is humanitarian catastrophe. U.S. officials don't want you to know why 3.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A boat carrying 140 Somali refugees was traveling from Yemen to Sudan in the dark, early hours of March 17 when suddenly an Apache helicopter appeared overhead. Hovering over the bodies huddled on the deck below, it opened fire, killing 42 people on board.

“I knew too well that my daughter was...

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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines 19.7.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. Host Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF about the crisis.
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Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia 18.7.2017 Washington Post
Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia
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South Sudan marks grim 6th independence anniversary 9.7.2017 Hindu: News
For the second year in a row, the world’s youngest nation will not have any official celebrations to mark the anniversary of its birth because of the widespread suffering caused by its ongoing civil w...
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South Sudan marks grim 6th independence anniversary 9.7.2017 AP Top News
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- For the second year in a row, the world's youngest nation will not have any official celebrations to mark the anniversary of its birth because of the widespread suffering caused by its ongoing civil war....
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On South Sudan's sixth birthday, here are 6 things you should know 9.7.2017 Washington Post
On South Sudan's sixth birthday, here are 6 things you should know
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Unhappy Anniversary, South Sudan 8.7.2017 NPR News
On Sunday, South Sudan marks six years as independent country. Between its civil war and humanitarian crisis, things are so bad that anniversary celebrations were canceled.
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