User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
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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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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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