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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday condemned a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, that has left hundreds dead across 28 villages in Jonglei State, according to local authorities.  more
South Sudan: UN official welcomes release of women and children abducted by armed group

New York : The expert leading UN efforts to stamp out sexual violence committed during wartime has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children by an armed group in South Sudan.

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father

New York : The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his father during an emotional reuni ...

UN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child

New York: The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that ...

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

New York: A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urge ...

UN agency chief calls Ethiopia’s revised refugee law ‘one of most progressive’ in Africa

New York: Ethiopia has revised its existing refugee law, making it easier to obtain work permits, drivers’ licenses and access primary school, a move being hailed by the head of the ...

South Sudanese refugees need $2.7 billion, as safe return remains elusive

New York, Dec 19: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a $2.7 billion appeal on behalf of South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday, to address Africa’s largest displacement crisis, wher ...

UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

New York: Widespread and systematic sexual violence across South Sudan, just a few months after the country’s top two politicians signed a renewed commitment to peace, was at the to ...

‘Children’s crisis’ in South Sudan must be addressed, says top UN official calling for real accountability

New York,  Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, on Friday called for much greater accountability and effort, to prevent grave vi ...

New home for scores of South Sudan's displaced

New York, Nearly 3,500 people displaced by violence in South Sudan have been relocated from a UN-run camp in the capital, Juba, to temporary housing, the organization’s mission in t ...