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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!

As Crisis Worsens in CAR & South Sudan, UN seeks $99 Million More for Refugees

According to UNHCR, “Today’s appeals reflect worsening situations in both South Sudan & CAR, with hundreds of thousands of people now affected.”

UN Peacekeepers Reinforce Presence in South Sudan amid Continued Fighting

UN officials have repeatedly called for a cessation of violence and a political solution to the conflict, including accountability for grave human rights violations.

Agreement has been reached between Sudan & South Sudan on resuming oil production & exports for joint benefit, (mainly via pipelines leading through the north). The deal was just signed today in Addis Ababa under mediation efforts of African Union & the United Nations after months of border conflict & a shut down of oil that has had impact on real economic growth in both countries.

Blog Report: SUDAN, SOUTH SUDAN SANCTIONS? By, Ambassador Mo
UN Security Council adopted a rather direct resolution on Sudan & South Sudan which outlined specific demands of the two countries now engaged in cycles of conflict & left open threat of sanctions. By deeming current situation “a serious threat to international peace & security,” UNSC left open option for further measures, including Chapter VII which allows for sanctions or even military measures. –More–