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100,000 sheltering in UN Mission`s bases in South Sudan

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 04:45

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that nearly 100,000 people are seeking protection in its bases across the country, and the number is likely to remain high, a spokesperson said Thursday.

UN complains to S Sudan after staff blocked

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:56

The United Nations has complained to South Sudan and demanded an explanation after four local UN staff were prevented from taking a plane and had their passports confiscated.

Patients shot in hospital beds in `horrific` South Sudan civil war: MSF

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:56

Violence in South Sudan`s civil war including the execution of scores of hospital patients is the worst seen for decades and is an "affront to human dignity", Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:44

At least 37 percent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported Tuesday.

More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:22

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

UN bases shelter a record 95,000 in South Sudan

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 04:11

The number of civilians seeking refuge on UN bases from bloodshed in South Sudan has reached a peak of 95,000 since fighting broke out in December, the United Nations has said.

South Sudan crisis `deteriorates` after six months of war

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 13:32

Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which has been devastated by six months of conflict.

50,000 children facing death in war-torn South Sudan: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 18:55

More than 50,000 children in South Sudan face death from disease and hunger, the United Nations warned today as it begged for over a billion dollars to support those hit by six months of civil war.

S Sudan`s warring leaders agree deadline for new govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 01:29

South Sudan`s president and rebel chief met today in a bid to end six months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline, Ethiopia`s prime minster said.

UN chief urges S Sudan rivals to meet as promised

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 09:47

The UN Secretary-General is urging the President of South Sudan to meet his rival next week, even though the peace deal that promised the June 9 meeting fell apart within days.

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 06:35

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

South Sudan rebel leader in Kenya for talks

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:56

The leader of South Sudan`s rebels, former vice president Riek Machar, is in Nairobi for talks on regional efforts to end his country`s nearly six-month-old civil war, officials said Friday.