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The violent clashes in the northern town of Malakal and other strategic river and road transport towns, this year have made pre-positioning impossible. Less than three years after South Sudan gained independence from Sudan, the fledgling nation has
He said that Fallujah remains under siege and the roads are still closed, provoking shortages of fuel, food and other basic items. Armed clashes are being reported to the north, south and east of the city, including during the 72-hour ceasefire
Geneva United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is calling for urgent action to prevent further bloodshed in the Central African Republic. Amos says the total breakdown of the state is having grave consequences throughout the region...
As the fighting broke out in Juba on the fateful night of 15 December, thousands of civilians flocked to the gates of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in search of protection. Old men carrying nothing but their walking sticks, wide-eyed
Greater humanitarian assistance can have a stabilizing effect, brings factions together, and paves the way for future cooperation...Washington Three years ago this March the Arab Spring came to Syria . Unlike revolutions in neighboring Egypt, Tunisia,
The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for increased support to meet the needs of people fleeing the crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, especially those who have arrived in Chad, Cameroon and Ethiopia...She told a
New research from the University of Toronto shows that a little training can go a long way in a desperate situation. Carmen Logie, assistant professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, demonstrated that marginalized and displaced women
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that a major funding gap is forcing the agency to scale back geographical coverage of its work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to instead focus on what it describes as "
The Arab League representative in Khartoum, Salah Halima, stated that the regional organisation built 15 villages in Darfur as part of efforts to bring peace in the region...In a statement released after the meeting the Arab League and the pro-
Other human rights problems included disappearances, poor prison conditions that were frequently life threatening, arbitrary arrest and detention, and lengthy pretrial detention, the report said. It noted that the judiciary remained overburdened,