User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
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Obama administration to lift some sanctions against Sudan 13.1.2017 Washington Post
The outgoing administration will ease some financial sanctions as a show of goodwill toward the government of leader Omar al-Bashir, according to a senior U.S. official and others briefed on the move.
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No Peace to Keep: The UN Is Letting Down Civilians in South Sudan 4.1.2017 Truthout.com
The failure of UN peacekeeping forces to stop atrocities against civilians in South Sudan last July was one more example of the UN's fundamentally inadequate peacekeeping philosophy. A culture of impunity pervades the UN forces, which dwell in silos and answer to different -- and often contradictory -- masters. A United Nations refugee camp, now home to about 30,000 people fleeing the civil war, in Malakal, South Sudan, June 16, 2015. (Photo: Tyler Hicks / The New York Times) The civil war in South Sudan has raged since December 2013, having started just over two tense years after nation's inception. This trauma has rewritten the story of South Sudan. The rosy prognostications made by the country's  American partners in the halcyon days of the 2005 peace accord and after the 2011 declaration of independence are in ashes now. Harrowing  accounts of atrocities -- from rape to forced cannibalism -- have become commonplace in the time since.  To date , more than 50,000 people have been killed and another 2 ...
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23 Nobel Laureates, global leaders urge UN in an open letter to make Rohingya issue a 'priority' 30.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
23 Nobel Laureates, global leaders urge UN in an open letter to make Rohingya issue a 'priority'
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South Sudan just avoided a U.N. arms embargo. But can it dodge famine and genocide? 29.12.2016 L.A. Times - World News

In a year of grim news, the spread of fighting in South Sudan has doubled the number of people facing severe hunger in the past year to 4.6 million, about a third of the population.

The risk of famine and genocide in the coming months is dire, international aid agencies have warned. The number...

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Sudan Kicks Out Aid Workers 16.12.2016 NPR News
At a time when South Sudanese need aid more than ever, staffers from one of the biggest humanitarian groups in the country were expelled — with no explanation.
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Japan Deploys Troops Authorized To Use Force For First Time In Almost 70 Years 22.11.2016 NPR News
More than 100 Japanese peacekeepers have landed in the capital of South Sudan. Their mandate includes using force to protect people, including aid workers.
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From AIDS to Zika: Trump on global health and humanitarian aid 10.11.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's too early to predict the impact of the Trump administration on global topics, but here are some of the president-elect's previous comments.
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From AIDS To Zika: Trump On Global Health And Humanitarian Aid 10.11.2016 NPR News
It's too early to predict the impact of the Trump administration on global topics, but here are some of the president-elect's previous comments.
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As South Sudan Fights, Refugees Flow Into Uganda 23.10.2016 NPR News
South Sudan has been in turmoil for much of the five years since it became independent. That trouble is spilling over into northern Uganda, where refugees are flowing in.
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The Worst Place on Earth: Death and Life in the Lost Town of Leer 20.10.2016 Truthout.com
Leer, South Sudan -- There it is again. That sickening smell. I'm standing on the threshold of a ghost of a home. Its footprint is all that's left. In the ruins sits a bulbous little silver teakettle -- metal, softly rounded, charred but otherwise perfect, save for two punctures. Something tore through it and ruined it, just as something tore through this home and ruined it, just as something tore through this town and left it a dusty, wasted ruin.  This, truth be told, is no longer a town, not even a razed one. It's a killing field, a place where human remains lie unburied, whose residents have long since fled, while its few remaining inhabitants are mostly refugees from similarly ravaged villages. The world is awash in killing fields, sites of slaughter where armed men have laid waste to the innocent, the defenseless, the unlucky; locales where women and children, old and young men have been suffocated, had their skulls shattered, been left gut-shot and gasping.  Or sometimes they're just the ...
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“Everything That We Have Done Since 9/11 Is Wrong” 17.9.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
“Everything that we have done since 9/11 is wrong,” says retired Army JAG Major Todd Pierce, whose personal journey to that conclusion helps explain why so many ex-military people are growing disillusioned with U.S. foreign policy. Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss…Read more →
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Clooney and Prendergast: War crimes shouldn’t pay in South Sudan 12.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
New financial pressure would help discourage the mass atrocities that plague the world’s newest country.
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UN Security Council arrives in South Sudan, aims to 'move the ball' on country's stability 3.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Sept 3 : A delegation from the United Nations Security Council on Friday arrived in South Sudan, where it will reinforce recent messages made to the authorities as well as discuss how the UN peacekeeping mission there can help them improve the security and humanitarian situation in the wake of recent violence.
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Gang rape of aid workers in South Sudan is a turning point 24.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.
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Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point 24.8.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.
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Aid Workers Provide Harrowing Accounts Of Being Attacked In South Sudan 18.8.2016 NPR News
Victims of the July 11 attack are coming forward with details. They say the international community is not doing enough to hold South Sudan to account.
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Rampaging South Sudan troops raped foreigners, killed local  15.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice.

"Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape you and then we shoot you in the head," she remembers him saying.

She didn't really have a choice. By the end of the evening, she had been raped by 15 South...

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Rampaging South Sudan troops raped foreigners, killed local 15.8.2016 Washington Post: World
The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice.
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Rampaging South Sudan troops raped foreigners, killed local 15.8.2016 AP Top News
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice....
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South Sudan crisis deepens as once-stable areas fall into violence - UN relief chief 11.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 11 : Recently returned from a three-day visit to South Sudan, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien on Wednesday painted a grave picture of the enormous humanitarian crisis facing the world's newest country and the devastating impact of the ongoing violence on its people.
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