Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - South Sudan |

Combatting Yellow Fever Outbreak in South Sudan: Urgent Push Towards Immunization

The outbreak, confirmed on 24 December 2023, marked the region's second major outbreak in over three years

In response to a Yellow Fever outbreak in December 2023, the Ministry of Health, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other partners, conducted a yellow fever vaccination campaign in Western Equatoria State. The campaign targeted Yambio, Nzara, Ibba, Ezzo, and Tambura Counties, reaching 465 798 persons with…

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Milestone Reached in South Sudan Block B2 Petroleum Exploration Campaign

South Africa’s SFF briefs South Sudan national oil company Nilepet on progress in aerial exploration and environmental survey as South African President visits Juba

South Africa’s state-owned petroleum company the Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) yesterday met officially with South Sudan’s national oil company Nilepet in Juba, as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa continued his state visit to the country. SFF, which is the operator of Block B2 in South Sudan and partner of Nilepet…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Revision of the Implementation Plan for the International Peace Cooperation Assignments in South Sudan

Japan has dispatched Headquarters staff personnel to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) since November 2011

At cabinet meeting on April 19, 2024, the Government of Japan decided to revise the Implementation Plan for the International Peace Cooperation Assignments in South Sudan to extend its period and to add 2 more personnel to dispatch, in light of the significance of continuing and strengthening of contribution toward…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) convenes community dialogue to end cattle-related conflict in Kidepo valley

Kraal leaders agreed to disarm perpetrators, arrest suspects, and introduce animal permits for movements

For decades, communities in Torit, Budi, and Ikotos counties of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state have been caught in a persistent cycle of intercommunal violence. These entrenched divides are driven by cattle raids, revenge killings as well as seasonal cattle migration which brings with it competition over grazing areas and water…

Source: East African Community |

Uganda and South Sudan commit to enhance cooperation and border operations at the Elegu/Nimule border post

The mission provided a platform for in-depth discussions on various issues impacting trade between the two Partner States

Government officials, trade representatives and other stakeholders from the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of South Sudan convened at Nimule Border on Tuesday for a high-level joint border sensitisation mission focused on strengthening cross-border trade relations and fostering regional integration. The mission provided a platform for in-depth discussions on…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Thousands still fleeing Sudan daily, after one year of war

The number of Sudanese forced to flee has now surpassed 8.5 million people, with 1.8 million of them having crossed borders

A year on, the war in Sudan continues to rage, with the country and its neighbours experiencing one of the largest and most challenging humanitarian and displacement crises in the world. The number of Sudanese forced to flee has now surpassed 8.5 million people, with 1.8 million of them having…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) supports the People of Maiwut in Creating New Business Opportunities

The endeavour aims to ameliorate some continuing challenges such as lack of healthcare facilities, limited access to education, and negligible employment opportunities that affect residents and returning populations alike

In Maiwut, a county in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, the delicious aroma of freshly baked goods emanates from a building, attracting passersby. In traditional ovens, busy men and women bustle through the process of making bread and mandazi, a sweet offering often referred to as a fried African doughnut.…

Source: Save the Children |

Half of out-of-School Children Live in Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change, with Philippines Latest to Shut Schools due to Extreme Weather

In South Sudan, which saw scorching temperatures of up to 45 °C as this year’s hot season hit much earlier than usual, the government ordered schools to close for two weeks

Around one in two out-of-school children and adolescents live in countries at the forefront of the climate crisis, according to new analysis by Save the Children. The figures come as extreme heat has forced hundreds of schools to shut in the Philippines this week [1], while in South Sudan, students…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

As tensions continue in Tambura, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and authorities conduct assessment mission

Jane Lanyero Kony, Head of the UN Peacekeeping mission’s Field Office in Western Equatoria, reiterated UNMISS’ commitment to protecting civilians

“We need lasting peace in our villages,” said Suzanna Joseph wistfully. Suzanna, a mother of five children, was speaking to peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and local authorities in Tambura who were on a joint assessment mission, given rising tensions in the area in the…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) workshop aims to promote a supportive environment for reintegration of returnees

The planning process aims to accommodate both internally displaced persons and refugees in South Sudan and includes a comprehensive approach

A two-day discussion hosted by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, saw robust, constructive conversations on the National Action Plan for 2022-2024 to facilitate voluntary and dignified returns. The aim of the workshop: Charting the way forward to enable people displaced by conflict to…