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Brewing tensions in Eastern Equatoria’s Loronyo area Prompt Consultative Meetings with Communities Involved

The community of Loronyo in Torit County and their neighbours from Idali in Lafon County have been at loggerheads over the past years, with tensions prompted by cattle raids and subsequent revenge attacks

Reported concerns about tensions among communities in Eastern Equatoria State’s Loronyo payam (administrative division) recently prompted peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to visit the area for a proactive consultative meeting. “Our youth are living in fear of being attacked, especially when they bring our animals to graze…

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    • People around the world want to play football. In Makpandu, Western Equatoria State, that dream came true thanks to UNMISS engineering troops from Bangladesh.
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Bangladeshi engineering troops bring football joy to Makpandu, Western Equatoria State

They prepared a football ground in the area, played a friendly against the local team and handed over two sets of jerseys, footballs, a couple of trophies and a South Sudanese flag to the schools

There is a reason football is the world’s most popular sport: the beautiful game can be played almost everywhere. In Makpandu in Western Equatoria State, it used to be the word “almost” that defined the situation for boys and girls attending primary and secondary school, and everyone else in the…

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EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

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New UK Support to Tackle Impact of Droughts and Flooding in East Africa

Minister for Africa Vicky Ford has announced a new package of support to countries in East Africa affected by extreme drought and flooding

Almost a million people across East Africa will be supported by new UK funding in response to one of the worst droughts in the region for decades and unprecedented flooding; Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan will be aided by a £17 million support package from the UK; funding announced by…

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Floods hampering UNMAS demining work in Jonglei State’s Pigi County

In October 2021, a demining team assessed the situation in this part of the county and educated the population on how to minimize risks involved in living in a contaminated area

Residents in Pigi County, on the Jonglei State side of the river border with Upper Nile State, need to tread carefully. Floods mean that the recommendation by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to relocate cannot be followed. “We hope that the demining team will eventually be able to…

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Surviving flooding in South Sudan: “We are suffering a lot”

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a hospital in the Bentiu camp for internally displaced people

Over 835,000 people have been affected by the worst floods in decades in South Sudan. Nyatuak Koang is one of them. She was displaced by the flooding in Unity state, and now lives in a makeshift camp in Rubkona town with her five children. Every day she walks through the submerged part…

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UNMISS Peacekeepers Teach Wau Women Money-Making Patterns

To make their efforts more long-lasting, the contingent handed over three sewing machines to the Ministry of Gender, thus enabling them to train more women in the area

“I used to sell veggies in the market, but it did not pay well,” says Lucia Richard Ujang, a 35-year-old widow and a mother of three children. “Today I have been awarded a sewing machine for best performance during the training”. Ms. Ujang is talking about a six-week-long tailoring course offered…

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UNMISS to look into potential dialogue to end worsening Eastern Equatorian intercommunal violence

Cattle raiding, revenge killings, road ambushes and other incidents of violence have plagued the area for years, but widespread hunger seems to exacerbate tensions

Since intercommunal relations in and around Loguruny village in Eastern Equatoria State appear to be deteriorating, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan will call on local partners to jointly organize a dialogue between the parties involved in recent conflicts. According to locals, including previously displaced people who have recently…

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Troika Statement on Public Financial Management Reforms

The Troika stresses that continued respect for the moratorium on incurring new non-concessional debt will spare ordinary citizens the burden of higher taxes or reduced public spending in the future

The recent important appointments related to South Sudan’s economic management come at a critical time for the reform process, as South Sudan is preparing to exit an IMF Staff Monitored Program and hopes to access a new loan in coming months.  The Troika underscores that a faster pace is needed…

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South Sudan: hundreds of thousands still living in precarious conditions months after floods

Eight months on since flooding began, people in Unity State, northern South Sudan, continue to suffer, stuck in poor living conditions and at risk of outbreaks of infectious and waterborne diseases

When the floodwater levels started rising in her village, 21-year-old Nyabeel* and her husband were torn about what to do. Leaving their land, which they relied on for food, was a tough decision. “We spent three days moving. It was challenging, with four children and a herd of goats,” she…