User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Aid
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South Sudan sanctions loom as US presents draft UN resolution 25.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Waning patience over repeated failure of ceasefire agreements prompts US to propose global travel ban and asset freeze

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UK approach to children in war zones is lamentable, report says 21.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Scathing report by parliamentary group warns government must reevaluate its strategy for helping children affected by conflict

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Conflict forces thousands to flee in Darfur: UN reports 20.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
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British aid worker killed in South Sudan 18.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Juba government condemns killing of Carter Center employee ‘in the strongest terms possible’

A British aid worker was killed on Tuesday night in Juba, the capital of conflict-riven South Sudan, the Foreign Office has confirmed. According to reports, the victim, who has not been named, worked for the Carter Center, the NGO set up by the former US president Jimmy Carter.

A spokesman for the South Sudanese government said the man appeared to have been deliberately targeted as he returned to his compound in Juba.

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US eases sanctions on export of smartphones, laptops and other communications tools to Sudan 17.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Valerie Amos calls for arms embargo against South Sudan 10.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

UN humanitarian chief supports international action during visit to rebel-held area with American actor Forest Whitaker

Valerie Amos has joined calls for an arms embargo against South Sudan, the most senior UN official to back growing international demands for action against the country as it enters a second year of civil war.

“Anything that takes weapons off the streets, out of countries and out of communities will help us because ultimately for us it’s about bringing peace,” the UN humanitarian chief told the Guardian. “If there are no weapons, it’s harder for people to fight, peace will come sooner and we can get more aid to the people who so desperately need it.”

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'Peace, stability and security' vital for South Sudan's war-weary people, says top UN relief official 10.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
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UN official says South Sudan aid workers face sudden road blocks 9.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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South Sudan: As top officials spotlight crisis, UN warns of 'dramatic' decline in food security 7.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
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South Sudan: UN agency warns of catastrophic food shortages if conflict continues 5.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
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South Sudan: UN agency warns of catastrophic food shortages 5.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Scourge of sexual violence in armed conflict 'far from being rooted out,' Security Council told 31.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Live Q&A: when is enough enough for humanitarian agencies? 30.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
As NGOs are forced to pull out of violent areas, what’s the future of emergency aid? Join the live chat on 5 February, 1-3pm This week MSF Brussels announced it is pulling out of Sudan because authorities have denied the NGO access to conflict zones . This comes six months after MSF released the controversially received Where is Everyone? report which said that humanitarian agencies are failing to help people in the hardest to reach places. “The humanitarian community’s core responsibility of rapid and effective response to emergencies is presently not being effectively fulfilled,” said MSF . “The problem is not money, but rather decisions by agencies which have under-prioritised good emergency response ...
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FT readers help raise £1.9m for IRC 29.1.2015 Financial Times US
UK government says matching funds will be targeted at the humanitarian crisis in Syria
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Darfur: UN humanitarian office reports mass displacement amid ongoing hostilities 22.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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UN: No one held accountable in South Sudan massacre that raised memories of Rwandan genocide 10.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid 4.1.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a worrisome sense of permanence to what...
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Climate change to Ebola: what happened next? – podcast transcript 2.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In 2014, we covered pollution from Mexico City to Manila, corruption in Mali and the Ebola crisis in west Africa. But what happened next? Hugh Muir talks to our reporters to find out

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Sudan leader says he has been wrongly maligned over Darfur conflict 24.12.2014 Washington Post: World
KHARTOUM, Sudan — From his office overlooking this sprawling capital, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir watched as his country seemed to fall off the world’s radar. For the only head of state with an outstanding arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, it was welcome news — a sign that his accusers had moved on.Read full article ...
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The Sudans series: what you said 12.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

As part of our week-long focus on the Sudans we opened up conversation to our readers. Here are some of our highlights of what you told us

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