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People with disability and older people face greater risks of being caught in fighting and greater challenges in getting necessary humanitarian assistance, a rights group said in a new report released on Wednesday. "People with disabilities and older people are often left behind during attacks and...

The head of the UN's food and agriculture agency warned Tuesday that the ongoing civil war in South Sudan could undermine hopes of averting a new famine next year. Nearly 5.5 million people facing severe hunger in South Sudan. In February, famine was declared in Leer and...

May 29, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – A United States delegation that visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia appealed to the warring factions in the South Sudanese conflict to unconditionally declare a ceasefire. The delegation, led by the acting director in the office of the U.S. special envoy...

The bill restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms for non-compliance. Egyptian lawmakers have said the new law is necessary to protect national security [FILE: EPA] Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has signed into law a contentious new bill to regulate non-governmental...

May 29, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has vowed to prioritise peace in the country and that his administration would silence guns and focus on reconciliation, forgiveness and harmony. The Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs, Daniel Awet Akot said the South...

Pagan Amum Okiech, leader of the SPLM Former Detainees (SPLM-FDs), said reunification of the SPLM party is no longer a priority in South Sudan. On Friday, Pagan declined to sign a new deal for the SPLM reunification negotiated in Kampala in a meeting facilitated by Uganda’s...

Photo: South Sudanese refugees demand to be registered at Imvepi reception centre in Arua district in Northern Uganda. (UNHCR/Jiro Ose) The European Commission (EC) on Friday announced that it has provided $12.9 million to help save the lives of conflict-affected people in war-torn South Sudan. The money, which was...

At least 151 people have been killed in floods and mudslides as emergency teams rush to distribute aid to the displaced. Flooding and mudslides have killed at least 151 people in Sri Lanka as emergency teams rushed to distribute aid to another half a million people...

It has been three months since famine, which has been caused by a long-standing conflict between the government and rebels groups, was declared in some parts of South Sudan. But areas outside the famine zones are also suffering from severe food shortages. More than a million people...

Nearly 60,000 women are suffering from obstetric fistula in South Sudan out of which only 750 cases were treated, according to a health official. Obstetric fistula is a disease most common among women that accounts for up to 8 percent of deaths worldwide and is caused...