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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–

Diplomat Artist Buzz – International Day Demands Ending Child Soldiers

Children as the most vulnerable members of society are no strangers to recruitment as child soldiers in world conflicts spanning wide geographic swaths from Afghanistan to the DRC to South Sudan.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, new UN Human Rights Chief, & friend of Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey makes Syria & Iraq his top priorities. He blasts ISIL fighters as “Takfiris” an ideology that he calls “extremely narrow and unyielding” who annihilate those Muslims, Christians, Jews & others – the rest of humanity – who believe differently to them. Recommend checking the UN Link for his assessment of Iraq & Syria challenges as well as other global hot spots — CAR, South Sudan, Sudan, Israel, Palestine.

As South Sudan Crisis Grows, Ethiopia Becomes the Largest Refugee Host
According to UNHCR, there are 250,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, making them the largest refugee population in the country, followed by Somalis & Eritreans but what about the plight of the people of Ogaden?


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.

South Sudan: Harassment of Staff Draws Concern of UN Mission

“The Heads of World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, & UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, are currently in South Sudan & said they were alarmed at scale of needs arising from the crisis.”

UN Officials Appeal for Urgent Funding for Relief Operations in Sudan & South Sudan

Malnutrition, food insecurity, onset of rainy season exacerbate dire humanitarian situation. Children suffer most. With so many crises around world, Darfur is not getting the attention or global funding that it deserves.

Man's Best Friend Protects Civilians in South Sudan

Thousands are believed killed, 870,000 others driven from homes, 738,000 internally displaced, since fighting broke out 15 December between forces of President Salva Kiir & Deputy president.To protect civilian sites, UN Mine Action Service bring in man’s best friend.

Bosnia in South Sudan

Bosnian Police Arrive in Juba
Special thanks from the Bosnian community to Sir Kurt Alleyne for sharing this information.

To strengthen UNMISS police capacity, the first six Bosnian UNPOL Advisors to arrive in South Sudan since the conflict started landed in Juba on 12 January. Bosnia now has a total of 41 police in the country, with an additional 28 expected to arrive soon. A big welcome and thanks to the Bosnians!