User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Aid
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South Sudanese find peace in Ethiopia as rains near and war continues 18.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Shelters are running out, medicine is in short supply and the rainy season threatens refugees arriving in Gambella

It wasn't heavy fighting that made Nyarout Chuol leave South Sudan with her five children more than a month ago.

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South Sudan clashes leave dozens injured 17.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
At least 14 wounded after gunmen attacked civilians sheltering inside UN peacekeeping base, says aid official Continue reading...
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Civilians flee as heavy fighting rages in South Sudan 17.4.2014 Hindu: News
Heavy fighting near numerous South Sudanese towns and refugee camps displaced hundreds of civilians, many for the second time, aid organization World Vision said on hursday. The country’s...
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UN chief says up to 1 million people in South Sudan could face famine without immediate action 17.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Aerial attacks stoke safety fears in South Sudan: UN (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 12 : The recent sighting of unidentified planes over Yida, South Sudan, and the aerial bombing of a nearby community have raised fears about the safety of refugees and aid workers in the highly militarized area, the United Nations said on Friday, fearing these incidents might signal an increase in violence in the strife-torn country.
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Australia commits extra $7.8m humanitarian aid to South Sudan 12.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Foreign minister Julie Bishop says the money will help 270,000 refugees who have fled the fighting

Australia will provide an extra $7.8 million for South Sudan communities confronting the dire humanitarian crisis.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop said that would take Australian aid to South Sudan to $50 million.

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EU concerned over violence in Sudan's Darfur (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Editorial: Saving South Sudan from chaos 10.4.2014 Washington Post
SOUTH SUDAN, a new nation midwifed into being by the United States out of the ashes of war, is sinking into a mire of senseless violence and chaos. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are wrecking their country in a conflict that has lasted more than 100 days and threatens more severe human suffering in the months ...
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Barghouti and Pollard: Two prisoners at the center of the Mideast peace talks 9.4.2014 Washington Post: World
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The two men have been moldering in jail for years: one a convicted spy, the other a convicted terrorist. To their supporters, they are victims, martyrs and symbols. And their releases could be the diplomatic gestures that allow the collapsing Middle East peace talks to continue, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators ...
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon visits C. African Republic 5.4.2014 AP Top News
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to Central African Republic on Saturday for the first time since the country erupted into sectarian bloodshed four months ago, where he promised those displaced by the violence they could "count on the international community."...
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South Sudan needs millions to avert famine 4.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
Without aid in 60 days, famine could kill thousands of people.
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South Sudan: UN concerned over harassment of staff (Cached) 2.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 2 : Amid growing humanitarian aid needs and despite recent assurances from the Government, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to report increasingly difficult working conditions due to movement restrictions and other harassments against its personnel and partners.
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UN officials reach South Sudan amid hunger, displacement (Cached) 1.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 1 : Senior United Nations relief officials began a visit to South Sudan on Monday to meet conflict-affected people and to review the ongoing response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis in the world's youngest nation.
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South Sudan: UN launches operation to reach remote areas (Cached) 29.3.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Mar 29 : Two United Nations agencies launched on Friday an urgent operation to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to one of the most isolated areas of conflict-affected South Sudan, as part of a joint response to boost emergency distribution as the crisis escalates.
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Obama's Kony 2014 hunt totally forgets a bigger conflict in Uganda and beyond 27.3.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
In sending troops after one man, it's as if Washington has learned the lessons of a failed viral YouTube video rather than genocide Ugandas most acclaimed musician, Jose Chameleone, is holding his annual concert here this weekend, almost exactly two years after the famous the famous Kony 2012 video tried and failed to bring the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) leader Josephy Kony to justice in the court of public opinion. Chameleone, long a fixture on the Ugandan music scene with a wife from Kony's community, is out with a new single, Tubonge: ...
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UN seeks funding for relief operations in Sudan (Cached) 26.3.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Anti-genocide group sounds warning about Myanmar 25.3.2014 Twincities.com: News
WASHINGTON—A former U.S. congressman who visited camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by communal violence in western Myanmar is warning that minority Rohingya Muslims face a life-threatening lack of medical care and live in fear of attack.
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Former US lawmaker visits Myanmar Muslims, warns they lack health care, fear violence 25.3.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Anti-genocide group sounds warning about Myanmar 25.3.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Anti-genocide group sounds warning about Myanmar
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€480m EU funding gap threatens vital humanitarian aid projects 19.3.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Shortfall equal to half annual humanitarian aid budget could sound death knell for life-saving programmes, officials warn A funding shortfall of about half of the EU's annual humanitarian aid budget will axe life-saving NGO projects and trigger global job losses in July unless urgent action is taken by politicians of the 28-country bloc, senior officials have warned. The aid crunch is the result of a gap between the sums that EU member states pledged for aid operations in "commitment credits" and what they have delivered, under a 2014-2020 budget framework insisted on by countries such as the UK. "The situation has become critical," the resources director of the EU's humanitarian aid and civil protection directorate (DG Echo), Walter Schwarzenbrunner, said. "We need to find a way to get institutional reinforcement of €400m (£334m) – with €150m before the summer – to avoid a real crisis." Additional revenue shortfalls would take the final budget deficit to €480m, he added. DG Echo ...
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