Source: International Rescue Committee |

Injured civilians attacked while being rushed to hospital for life saving care in International Rescue Committee (IRC) ambulance

South Sudan remains one of the most dangerous places for aid workers

After fighting broke out between two opposing groups in  Panyijar County, South Sudan, an IRC ambulance carrying civilians severely injured in the fighting was attacked. While all IRC staff are safe civilians were killed and injured in the fighting that broke out on Tuesday evening. Martin Omukuba, South Sudan Country…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Green’s meeting with Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

The two officials discussed some of the world’s most-pressing man-made crises, including Yemen, Venezuela, South Sudan, and Syria

On January 13, 2020, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, who directs the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The two officials discussed some of the world’s most-pressing…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

New South Sudan peace declaration brokered by Sant’Egidio comes into force

The declaration seeks to end any further armed confrontation across the country, creating an environment conducive for dialogue

Amid persistent worldwide spiritual and moral appeals for peace, reconciliation, and support, the government of South Sudan and holdout opposition groups recommitted to cessation of hostilities in a peace declaration brokered by the Sant’ Egidio, a Rome-based lay Catholic movement. The agreement is yet another key step in the attempt…

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Bridge repair by Thai peacekeeping engineers provides a lifeline for communities in Lakes region (By Tonny Muwangala)

The bridge was repaired by Thai engineers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in partnership with the World Food Programme

A simple task of meshing together metal pallets and bars to repair a broken bridge has provided a lifeline for communities in the Lakes region of South Sudan, enabling traders to travel more easily and ensuring humanitarian relief reaches families in need. “The bridge is far more important than it…

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

Long way home for displaced Sudanese as fears of insecurity persist By Modesta Ndubi

UNHCR calls for increased funding and global support for Sudan’s displaced, their hosts and those who want to return home

It’s been 15 years since armed raiders forced Rawda Yusuf’s family to flee to Chad from their village in Sudan’s North Darfur state. Since then, home has dominated her thoughts but returning has not been easy. Her ordeal began one afternoon during harvest season in Kurgei West village. “I went…

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UNHCR seeks international solidarity for refugees and hosts in Sudan

Sudan has a long history of hosting refugees and asylum seekers but also struggles with its own internal displacement

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased support for Sudan with the launch of a…

Source: Centurion Law Group |

Africa’s leading Energy Law Group, announces new Managing Director, Zion Adeoye

Zion will be based at our Johannesburg headquarters and takes up post with immediate effect

Zion Adeoye has been named Managing Director of Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com). Adeoye, an oil and gas specialist with a focus on energy law and finance has played a significant role at the firm in the last few years as key advisor on over 25 oil and gas investments, in…

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Pibor residents upbeat after rehabilitation of area airstrip by Korean UN peacekeepers (By Mach Samuel)

The newly upgraded and extended three-kilometre airstrip now allows cargo and passenger flights to land almost every day, changing life in the area for the better

A bottle of water retails at 200 South Sudanese pounds or SSP (just under $1) in Boma area’s Pibor town. But that is a smaller matter. To get any kind of medical service, each member of the area’s impoverished population must have no less than 30,000 SSP ($100). “Even soda…

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

UN Refugee Agency honoured with Olympic Cup for sporting contribution

Sport is a crucial pillar of UNHCR’s mission to protect and empower displaced children and youth

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was today awarded the Olympic Cup by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its work supporting refugees and their host communities through sport, and in promoting the values of the Olympic movement all over the world. The Olympic Cup was established in 1906 by Pierre…

Source: South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum |

Announcement of Environmental Audit of Oilfields

The Republic of South Sudan Invites Companies to Bid for a Tender to Conduct a Full Environmental Audit of the Country’s Oilfields

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan has announced a tender for a comprehensive environmental audit of all the country’s producing oilfields. Download Document: http://bit.ly/2Nb5siQ The Petroleum Act of 2012, enacted a year after independence, governs the oil sector in South Sudan. The Act is designed to better manage the…