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A Call for “Help” from ‪#‎SouthSudan‬ !
By, Susan Sacirbey via DiplomatArtist Buzz
Close to South Sudan’s fifth year of independence in July, rival factional fighting erupted increasing displacement, food shortages, & sexual assault/rape for women in and outside of UN camps faced with the choice of food for their children or rape. –Read More–

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From Diplomat Artist Buzz & our “We’ve All Been Refugees Once” series. – MORE Photos & Stories —
The decade of time is seamless. Those facing oppression, hunger, or threat to life and livelihood will defy the odds to provide their families a better life, or just life. –MORE —
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http://diplomatartist.com/refugees-defying-the-odds-for-life/

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Diplomat Artist Buzz: Says Jolie: “It is not enough to defend our values at home. We have to defend them here, in the camps and in the informal settlements across the Middle East, and in the ruined towns of Iraq and Syria. We are being tested here, as an international community, and so far – for all the immense efforts and good intentions – we are failing.”

http://diplomatartist.com/actress-unhcr-envoy-mother-angelina-jolie-gives-failing-grade-to-international-community/

11-18-2014DRCongoIn October, UNHCR registered 1,737 incidents in the territories of Kalemie & the so-called “triangle of death.” These included the looting & burning of houses, extortion, torture, forced labour & recruitment into armed groups, sexual violence and mass rape.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49370#.VGvNfIeBEpx

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE – & NOT a DROP to DRINK? Is this where we are headed due to water as a weapon of war as during Darfur conflict in Sudan, urbanization, climate change? Truth: Nearly 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year for want of clean water & decent sanitation.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49268#.VFz6roeBG2m11-06-2014Water-1

Refugees in South Sudan

With tens of thousands South Sudanese adding to numbers of refugees & internally displaced as rainy season triggers a cholera outbreak, the Security Council prioritizes civilian protection as it extends UN mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan.

South Sudanese Refugees Flooding into Ethiopia

Rainy season approaching & fighting for political power between Salva Kiir & Riek Machar have compounded dire situation for South Sudanese people. UNSG Ban Ki-moon urges immediate help for South Sudan, Central African Republic, & Syria where a million people could be at risk of hunger & malnutrition.

World Must Help People of CAR 'Not Tomorrow - Today' Declares UNSG Ban Ki-moon

UNSG Ban Ki-moon minced no words on urgency of humanitarian needs in CAR NOW. Along with 10,000 troops & 2,000 police approved by Security Council for a new UN peacekeeping mission, support of AU & French forces is crucial, & Ban urged troop reinforcements to be provided by European Union as well.

Myanmar: UN Welcomes Establishment of Probe into Recent Attacks on Aid Workers

Will the Myanmar/Burma Government follow through for Rohingya and other ethnic minorities? Actions speak louder than words. Let us pray and hope this is a step in the right direction to ending genocide.