South Sudan: Emergency operation ramps up in Jonglei State
13 January, 2012
A large-scale emergency operation is gearing up to provide food, water and shelter to 60,000 people in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, amid continued clashes between two of the region’s largest ethnic groups.
New fighting broke out in late December 2011 between the Murle and the Lou...
South Sudan: UN launches massive humanitarian operation after inter-communal clashes
3 January, 2012
The UN is mounting a “massive emergency support programme” to help thousands of people return home after inter-communal clashes between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities in South Sudan’s Jonglei state.
The announcement came as Lou Nuer fighters withdrew from a potentially...
Sudan: Prolonged fighting in South Kordofan continues to severely affect hundreds of thousands of people
3 January, 2012
Prolonged fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) in Sudan’s South Kordofan State since the beginning of June 2011 has displaced or severely affected over 300,000 people.
“Our main concern is...
Sudan: More than 4 million people need help as conflict and displacement continues into 2012
16 December, 2011
The UN has called for US$1.06 billion to help 4.2 million people in Sudan cope with one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises in 2012, as several parts of the country face protracted conflict and internal displacement.
In Darfur, where war broke out in 2003, 3.75 million people...
UN condemns bombardment of refugee camp in South Sudan
11 November, 2011
Lisa Grande, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, today strongly condemned yesterday’s aerial bombardment which struck a temporary camp for displaced people and refugees in South Sudan.
Five bombs hit the area of Yida, in Unity State, on the afternoon of 10 November...