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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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US pledges $90m to South Sudan but warns of sanctions should peace fail 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Arms embargo also a possibility if transitional government fails to deliver, says US envoy, as funds are promised for safe water, healthcare, food and shelter The US has promised almost $90m (£60m) of extra aid to South Sudan but warned its newly reconciled leaders that failure to engage properly with the peace process could result in sanctions or an arms embargo. Hopes that the country’s two-year-long civil war may finally be drawing to an end rose this week after the former vice-president, Riek Machar, returned to the capital , Juba, to resume his role in a transitional government of national unity led by his opponent, President Salva ...
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Why are people fleeing to Darfur? And other questions from Africa's refugee crisis. 27.4.2016 Washington Post
Why are people fleeing to Darfur? And other questions from Africa's refugee crisis.
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A son in chains. A depressed mom. Here's what helped 15.4.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Two real-life stories show why funding for mental health care is critical -- in every country.
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Solution to the world's problems: Choose humanity 15.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

These are desperate times. We are witnessing the highest level of humanitarian needs since World War II. The numbers are staggering, with 125 million in dire need of assistance. Over 60 million people have been forcibly displaced, and in the last two decades 218 million people were affected by...

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Human Rights Lawyer Francis Boyle on US War Crimes, the Refugee Crisis in Europe and More 4.4.2016 Truthout.com
Francis Boyle, an international law and human rights professor, discusses the continued allegations of war crimes against members of the US government, ongoing Middle East conflicts, the upcoming US presidential election and the legality of Greece's national debt and memorandum agreements. Migrants sit near a fire at a camp in Idomeni, Greece, March 11, 2016. The camp -- a padlocked waiting room for entering the rest of Europe -- has about 12,000 migrants. More than 44,000 people are already trapped in Greece, a number ticking upward each day, as aid groups warn of a potential humanitarian crisis by summer. (Sergey Ponomarev / The New York Times) Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, is one of the world's foremost experts of international law and human rights issues. In his long career, he has served as legal counsel and adviser to several world leaders, as well as independence movements, and served on the legal team that led to the conviction of ...
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Civilians remain at risk in South Sudan, despite peace agreements, Security Council told 1.4.2016 New Kerala: World News

New York, Apr 1 : Senior United Nations officials on Thursday cautioned that the humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan remains dire, and asked the Security Council to call on the parties to the conflict and armed actors to uphold their obligations under international law to protect civilians and aid workers, and grant free access for delivery of life-saving supplies.
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Fresh fighting forces South Sudanese to flee homes 12.3.2016 New Kerala: World News
Juba, March 12 : Fresh fighting in previously peaceful areas of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state has forced thousands of people to flee into countries including Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and even the volatile Central African Republic.
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They Were Silent About Their Suffering. Then They Began Making Baskets 9.3.2016 NPR News
They came from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, seeking asylum in Israel. Many of them were raped and tortured. They didn't want to talk about it — until they came to a basket-making program.
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Nothing is going right in the world's newest nation 8.3.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A U.N. camp for displaced persons tells the story of South Sudan's woes. Its 120,000 residents, mostly kids, came to escape civil war violence and a growing food crisis.
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Nothing Is Going Right In The World's Newest Nation 8.3.2016 NPR News
South Sudan faces huge challenges, including a lingering civil war, hyper-inflation and a food crisis that humanitarian groups say could be catastrophic.
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Darfur: top UN and African Union officials call for free movement of peacekeepers and aid workers 4.3.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Mar 4 : Expressing deep concern about the upsurge in fighting between the Sudanese Government forces and a rebel group in Darfur, United Nations Secretary-General ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for freedom of movement for UN peacekeepers and humanitarian actors in their continued efforts to protect and support the affected civilians.
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‘We're waiting to die’: Ethiopians pray even as drought response praised | Simona Foltyn 3.3.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Limited food and dwindling livestock has become a way of life for many Ethiopians since drought struck. The government says its countermeasures are working, yet its confidence is belied by the hardship facing farmers

Madina Boru cradles her 18-month-old son as the health worker wraps the measuring tape around his skinny upper arm. The boy is one of more than 400,000 children in Ethiopia at risk of extreme hunger as the country grapples with the worst drought in decades, caused by a particularly severe occurrence of the weather phenomenon El Niño.

“All of our crops failed last year, after the rains didn’t come,” Boru says. “My son fell sick soon after.”

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South Sudan: UN deputy humanitarian chief calls for end to civilian suffering 27.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 27 :The United Nations deputy humanitarian chief on Friday called on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to protect civilians and grant safe and unhindered humanitarian access as she wrapped up a two-day visit to the African country.
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Darfur: amid fresh violence, thousands of displaced people now gathering near UN mission base 18.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 18 : The number of civilians fleeing the recent conflict in the Jebel Marra area in Sudan's Darfur region has jumped to 73,000 from 38,000, according to United Nations estimates, as some 30,000 people flocked to Sortony, where the displaced have been gathering next to a base operated by the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
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Hopes rise for South Sudan peace deal 12.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir names rival Riek Machar as deputy, fuelling hopes of end to two years of ethnic conflict

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, raising hopes for the implementation of a repeatedly broken peace deal to end more than two years of civil war.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than 2 million forced from their homes since the conflict broke out in December 2013, pushing the world’s youngest nation to the brink of famine.

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Unprecedented food crisis looms over strife-torn South Sudan, UN agencies warn 9.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 9 : South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people, nearly 25 per cent of the population, in urgent need of aid, at least 40,000 of them on the brink of catastrophe, at a time when the war-torn country is traditionally most food secure, United Nations agencies warned today.
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40,000 S. Sudanese on brink of catastrophe: UN 9.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Khartoum, Feb 9 : At least 40,000 South Sudanese citizens are threatened to starve to death due to escalating food insecurity in the new-born state, UN agencies said Monday.
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Darfur: UN expresses grave concern over new hostilities and impact on civilians 28.1.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Jan 28 : The United Nations on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the impact of the ongoing hostilities in Darfur on thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee their homes amid the conflict that began two weeks ago.
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Will a “grand bargain” solve the humanitarian funding crisis? 18.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
A new report offers solutions to the growing gap between humanitarian needs and available resources - but can they be put into practice? The aptly titled report, Too important to fail from the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing was launched in Dubai yesterday. Does it offer viable solutions to the widening gap between humanitarian needs and available resources? Is the “grand bargain” it offers enough to transform a struggling aid system? All eyes are on humanitarian financing in 2016. The World Humanitarian Summit in May is fast approaching and the launch of the report comes against a backdrop of the displacement of millions of people in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, Iraq and other disaster and conflict-affected countries. Their suffering reminds us of the need to get this right ...
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