User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Aid
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3 Sudanese aid workers abducted by gunmen in Darfur region freed after 32 days in captivity 19.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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South Sudanese Children Starving While Aid Falling Short 17.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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From Syria to South Sudan, the need to be prepared has never been greater 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Despite overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, aid spending on prevention and preparedness remains ...
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Monkey Cage: How civilians protect themselves nonviolently during mass killings 15.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The following is a guest post by Danny Hirschel-Burns.  International interventions in mass killing episodes often fail to adequately protect civilians.  The UNMISS peacekeeping operation in South Sudan is a case in point. Bureaucratic, political, and financial constraints consistently inhibit the deployment of well-staffed interventions, and often prohibit them outright.  Therefore, many civilians must survive without external assistance, but we know surprisingly little about how this occurs.  No scholar has produced a work combining empirical examples of civilian self-protection with a theory of the mechanisms that allow it to function during mass killing or even conflict more broadly. The lack of focus on civilian self-protection is symptomatic of a larger issue of how scholars envision violent conflict.  Conflict’s inherent complexity makes it analytically less difficult to envision armed actors as the main influences on the course of conflict, rather than civilians, who are more numerous and whose ...
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Kavita Krishnan: "Women's Liberation, Everyone's Liberation" 15.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Child malnutrition rate 'skyrockets' in violence-hit South Sudan, says Doctors Without Borders 14.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead 14.7.2014 AP Top News
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals....
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South Sudan: little to celebrate as war and hunger mar independence day 9.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Three years since seceding from Sudan, conflict, disease and now the prospect of famine ravage the worlds youngest country

Nyayiel Kuony Tet watches the shower of fat white sacks as they tumble from the tail of a Hercules, seesaw through the sky and hit the earth with the crack of exploding fireworks.

The bags, each stamped with the logo of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), leave craters almost a foot deep in the green and marshy ground of Leer county.

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The Guardian view on South Sudan's emergency | Editorial 9.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The world's youngest country is facing an aid emergency with lessons for the whole humanitarian community South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is celebrating its third birthday facing catastrophe. It tipped over the edge after fighting erupted at the end of last year, when a dispute between President Salva Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar turned into what looked to many like an attempted coup. Since then, more than 1.5 million people have been displaced; nearly 7 million are what the NGOs call "acutely food insecure", a euphemism for at risk of famine. A group of agencies including Oxfam , Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee are warning that they do not have the money they need to make a difference. Their own fundraising efforts are stuttering, and the $600bn pledged at a UN conference is less than half what is needed. The optimism that followed the 2005 peace deal ending more than 20 years of civil war , the excitement of the "yes" vote in the referendum on splitting from the ...
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Aid agencies have become self-serving corporations dressed in the clothing of compassion | Ian Birrell 7.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Cash-swollen charities are deserting refugees in the worst conflict zones like Syria and South Sudan, says a new report The president of South Sudan warns that his nation faces terrible famine , with more than a million people fleeing their homes since fighting erupted at the end of last year. And many more families face critical food shortages, according to British aid groups who say they have less than half the money they need to prevent a catastrophe . Their desperate pleas come as the number of global refugees exceeds 50 million for the first time since the second world war. From Afghanistan to Ukraine, from Syria to Somalia, conflict and civil war are crippling countries and devastating ...
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UN and NGOs focus more on securing funding than relief effort, says MSF 7.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Relief agencies 'feed the headquarters beast' claims report that raises concerns about humanitarian emergency response

The UN and international NGOs are failing to respond to humanitarian emergencies despite having more resources at their disposal than ever before, a medical charity has warned.

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Aid groups raise fresh South Sudan famine warning 3.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A coalition of British aid groups warns that parts of South Sudan may slip into famine by August if more aid is not delivered and fighting continues.
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British aid groups raise new famine warning for violence-hit South Sudan 3.7.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Food rations slashed for 800,000 African refugees, says UN 2.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Lack of funding forces food aid cuts of up to 60% and is 'worsening malnutrition', say WFP and UN refugee agency

Nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed due to a lack of global aid funding, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation, the UN has said.

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Report: 58 killed in hospitals in S.Sudan conflict 1.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An aid agency says health facilities have been attacked in South Sudan in contravention of international law since December, leaving at least 58 people dead, some of whom have been shot in their hospital beds.
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US increases aid to Central African Republic amid new surge of violence 26.6.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Chad closes borders to CAR escapees as lack of ID papers adds to confusion over status of many displaced people

The US has announced it is to increase its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic (CAR) by $51m (£30m) this year, bringing the total funding to $118m (£69m).

The state department said the new allotment was aimed at people living in CAR, as well as those who have fled to neighbouring countries.

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Global aid spending soars to record high in 2013 25.6.2014 Hindu: Home
Global spending on humanitarian relief soared to a record $22 billion last year as conflicts in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria combined with natural disasters such as typhoon Haiy...
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Global humanitarian aid spending soars to record high 24.6.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Total contributions rocketed to $22bn last year, spurred by typhoon Haiyan and conflicts in South Sudan and Syria

Global spending on humanitarian relief soared to a record $22bn (£12.93bn) last year as conflicts in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria combined with natural disasters such as typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, drove donors to pay out more emergency aid than ever before.

Donations from governments reached $16.4bn (£9.63bn) last year, a 24% rise from 2012 figures, says research group Development Initiatives (DI).

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Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN 24.6.2014 CNN-IBN: World
At least 37 per cent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported on Tuesday.
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Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN 24.6.2014 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, June 24 : At least 37 percent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported Tuesday.
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