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    UN Reports on Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

    Read here  The report of  the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs             HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH SOUDAN clik here to read the full report This report by the Human Rights Division (HRD) of the United Nations in South Sudan (UNMISS) takes stock of the state of human rights in South Sudan since the outbreak of hostilities in December 2013. The purpose of the report is to present an overall picture of how the conflict has ...

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Letters From South Sudan

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LETTER FROM BISHOP EDUARDO DURING UNREST IN YAMBIO

Ref. Period of enduring Hope and emerging Light in South Sudan’s darkness.   My dearest Sisters and brothers, As I began to think about what to write during this Holy Christmas and New Year seasons, I tried to do what many of us do when looking for the words to say: I wanted to go back into the files. But I could not make an inch as my whole self and every circumstances about me, is overwhelmed by the increasing ...

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Displaced girl inside UN base in South Sudan

Testing Times

‘Despite the hardships and so many challenges they face, war affected communities show an extraordinary resilience. This, together with their faith, helps them to cope with the daily struggles’. So wrote Comboni Missionary from Brazil, Fr Raimundo, after his return from celebrating Christmas in the UN POC (Protection of Civilians) camp in Bentieu, the war ravaged capital of Unity State. Fr Raimundo was the parish priest in Leer, also in Unity State, before the conflict broke out in late 2013. ...

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157. Forging a Future

  There is abundant bad publicity about South Sudan, some deserved, some over-stated and some not fully depicting the human tragedy that has afflicted the lives of so many people. Yet there are many courageous young people who continue to pursue their hopes and dreams. They know that just because a person is from another tribe, does not make that person one’s enemy. Indeed, they have formed strong cross-tribal friendships while living and studying together for the past three years in ...

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Displaced girl on bed in UN base

Conflict : reasons for increasing Optimism

It was reported three days ago that the SPLA has begun assessing areas to move the army 25 kilometres outside Juba as stipulated in the peace agreement signed last month. The Chief of General Staff, Paul Malong and the head of the Presidential Guards, Marial Chanuong, with the help of a GPS company, have begun marking the coordinates of locations for new army barracks. According to General Malong, the demilitarization of Juba will begin once the new locations are approved by ...

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