User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
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Last updated: Jul 19 2016 09:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Senior UN relief official welcomes US and EU funding for emergency response in Lake Chad Bas 19.7.2016 New Kerala: World News

New York, July 19 : The top United Nations humanitarian official for Africa's Sahel region has expressed gratitude to the United States and the European Union for their financial support for people affected by violence in countries surrounding the Lake Chad Basin region - and called for greater international support.
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In South Sudan, bodies are being counted as peace accord appears to unravel 15.7.2016 Washington Post: World
“I hope the number [of dead] will not reach 1,000”
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Things Are Dire In South Sudan But Aid Workers See Signs Of Hope 13.7.2016 NPR News
Amid gunfire and grenades, aid workers struggle to provide food, water and health care to the residents of Juba.
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Three important points to help in understanding South Sudan's worsening crisis 12.7.2016 Washington Post
Three important points to help in understanding South Sudan's worsening crisis
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South Sudan at age 5: Here's why it's not a happy birthday 12.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

South Sudan became independent on July 9, 2011. In December 2013, a power struggle within the government led to internal conflict and widespread civilian displacement.

The conflict added to an economic crisis linked to the falling price of oil and a drop in exports by pipeline through its former...

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30,000 Civilians Take Refuge At U.N. Base As Fighting Escalates In South Sudan 11.7.2016 NPR News
Gunfire and explosions across the capital city of Juba have residents running for their lives, worried about the renewal of civil war. Both sides have now announced a cease-fire.
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Fighting enters 5th day in South Sudan capital 11.7.2016 Hindu: News
"UN peacekeepers, they even run away," he said. "They are not stopping it." UN peacekeepers in South Sudan are mandated to use lethal force to protect civilians under imminent threat in South Sudan.
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Fighting enters 5th day in South Sudan capital 11.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Explosions and heavy weapons gunfire are shaking South Sudan's capital Juba Monday in the fifth day of clashes between government and opposition forces, raising the specter of a return to civil war.

Widespread shooting preventing residents from moving in the city.

A "massive explosion" hit shortly...

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India to evacuate nationals from South Sudan 11.7.2016 Hindu: News
"Please register yourself with Indian Embassy and do not panic. Indian nationals are advised not to travel to South Sudan."
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The U.S. midwifed South Sudan five years ago. Now it is on the brink of falling apart. 11.7.2016 Washington Post: World
This wasn't the future American officials envisioned when they helped South Sudan declare independence.
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South Sudan: UN food relief agency warns of worsening food, nutrition status 24.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, June 24 :Despite some recent political progress in South Sudan, a deteriorating food and nutrition situation, economic decline and sporadic violence are continuing to significantly impact the humanitarian needs within the country, the United Nations food relief agency cautioned on Friday.
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South Sudan: UN relief wing reports increase in violence against aid workers 15.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, June 15 :While thousands of vulnerable people in South Sudan have been reached with assistance and protection in recent months, violent incidents against aid workers increased during the month of May, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported on Wednesday.
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Reporter's Notebook: 'Embedded' With Doctors Without Borders 28.5.2016 NPR News
Correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his week at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in South Sudan.
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Five days and five nights with Doctors Without Borders 26.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
They're in a crowded refugee camp, running the only hospital in a war-torn corner of South Sudan.
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Five Days And Five Nights With Doctors Without Borders 26.5.2016 NPR News
They're in a crowded refugee camp, running the only hospital in a war-torn corner of South Sudan.
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Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts 23.5.2016 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government destroyed the al Quds hospital where he worked, killing Maaz and dozens of colleagues, patients and other civilians....
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Why Doctors Without Borders Is Skipping The World Humanitarian Summit 20.5.2016 NPR News
The group pulled out this month, citing concerns that nations won't have to follow through on commitments made at the summit. We spoke with executive director Jason Cone.
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As War Dangers Multiply, Doctors Without Borders Struggles To Adapt 11.5.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
More airstrikes. More kidnappings. More aerial attacks. How will the medical aid group protect its workers, patients and hospitals?
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'How can I get help if I can’t leave the room?': older people left out in a crisis 10.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Researchers surveying people aged over 60 in Lebanon, South Sudan and Ukraine found that the majority weren’t aware of available support

The majority of older people caught up in conflict and disasters know little about the help available to them, a survey has found.

Researchers at HelpAge International surveyed 300 people older than 60 in Lebanon, South Sudan and Ukraine – a small sample of people affected by the humanitarian crises occurring globally. They found that the majority had not been consulted about their needs and weren’t aware of available support.

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Donald Trump in South Sudan: What Trumps the Horrors of a Hellscape? The Donald! 3.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a hangar at Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, on December 16, 2015. Even in South Sudan, Trump has the ability to suck the air out of any room. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) Leer, South Sudan -- I'm sitting in the dark, sweating. The blinding white sun has long since set, but it's still in the high 90s, which is a relief since it was above 110 earlier. Slumped in a blue plastic chair, I'm thinking back on the day, trying to process everything I saw, the people I spoke with: the woman whose home was burned down, the woman whose teenage daughter was shot and killed, the woman with 10 mouths to feed and no money, the glassy-eyed soldier with the AK-47. Then there were the scorched ruins: the wrecked houses, the traditional wattle-and-daub tukuls without roofs, the spectral footprints of homes set aflame by armed raiders who swept through in successive waves, the remnants of a town that has ceased to exist. And, of course, there were the human remains: a field of ...
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