May 19, 2022
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Returnees express uncertainty after political tensions in South Sudan

By Ruot George One by one, people who were locked out in Internally Displaced People’s Settlements or Protection of Civilian Sites (POCs) started to trickle home as a result of a 2018 peace deal which promised much optimism to the peace and security in South Sudan. And implementation of that deal, which brought all the […]

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Garbage sites becomes food haven for street children in Unity State  capital

By Chondok Stephen Magei The capital of South Sudan’s Unity State is swarming with children running away from hunger in their homes, making garbage dumping sites a very conducive source to fill their bellies. Unity State, which was one of the regions most hit by crisis is facing a devastating crisis that has destroyed livelihoods […]

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Returnees enjoy peace dividends in South Sudan

By Chondok Stephen Magei Mary Nyakun Thong hastily fled Unity State capital Bentiu for Kakuma Refugee Camp in 2015 when fighting intensified in the region leaving her shop plundered and looted. Thong’s losses included livestock and for seven years as insecurity persisted, Thong relied on alms provided to refugees, ruing the losses of her $5000 […]

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Hepatitis E threatens health in South Sudan’s Unity State

By Chondok Stephen Magei Stemming from floods that have failed to recede, communities in South Sudan that have been forced to flee continue to lack amenities including in the health sector. In Unity State, in a region that have faced many setbacks since independence including devastating floods, Hepatitis E is emerging as a real threat […]

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Floods increase child deaths by drowning in South Sudan

By Chondok Stephen Magei The menace of floods continues to manifest negatively on the lives of the people in South Sudan’s Unity State, and now coming with a new threat-children dying by drowning. The tales are horrifying as parents and relatives mourn the deaths of their loved ones. The floods, attributed to climatic change and […]

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Climate crisis threatens food security for women and girls in South Sudan

WFP News Juba-Women and girls, especially in rural communities, continue to face the brunt of the climate crisis that exacerbates pre-existing inequalities, jeopardizes their food security and feeds instability and migration, warns the United Nations World Food Programme on International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day 2022 focuses on “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” […]

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South Sudan set for opportunities at Kenya’s Lamu port

By Logonyi Denis The Government of South Sudan is positioning itself to grab the opportunities offered by Kenya’s Lamu seaport, a component of the Lamu Port South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project. This is an infrastructure project dedicated to interconnecting the East African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan. South Sudan – […]

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Resilient women challenge crises and trudge on in South Sudan

By Ruot George On a hot afternoon, Akuol Lam Agerwec sits alongside the streets of South Sudan’s capital Juba selling tea to get money and put food on the table in the evening. The 45-year-old woman is the only hope for her family of 7 children to fill their bellies. Clad in a faded yellow […]

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Revival of business in Lainya stifled by high transport cost

By Tapeng Michael Ohure As peace sets in and people return home, communities in Lainya in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State are facing an uphill task in reviving business. Lainya was a scene of heavy conflict between 2016 and 2019, and to date pockets of insecurity still linger. And because of that, transport cost for […]

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Radio, the unifier of conflict-affected communities in South Sudan

By Chondok Stephen Magei Radio has never been more meaningful in South Sudan than the cohesion it created among groups hit hard by crisis. On February 13, all attention turns to the commemoration of World Radio Day and in one of the country’s crisis hotspots, Unity State, internally displaced people recall how the media nurtured […]

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