UNHCR South Sudan commends Government’s effort to preserve the space of asylum

A member of UNHCR South Sudan welcoming a new refugee into the country(Photo credit: supplied)

Juba, South Sudan May 8, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The UN Refugee Agency in South Sudan commends the Transitional Government of National Unity for continuing to welcome people seeking refuge from the Democratic Republic of Congo and says its stands in solidarity with the South Sudanese government. “UNHCR commends the Transitional Government of National Unity for its continued generosity to allow people […]

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South Sudan Armed Opposition Dismays by the Statement of the UN Special Envoy, David Shearer

Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer (left) meets with Mr. Salva Kiir in the capital Juba. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy

October 7, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — Responding to a recent statement aired by the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy to South Sudan, David Shearer, the main armed opposition, SPLM/A(IO), regrets the United Nations could be relinquishing its neutral and mediatory role in search of peace, justice and accountability in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan. “As a mediator, the UN should have […]

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BREAKING: South Sudan’s Dr. Machar To Be Accompanied By the UN Security Council and AU-PSC

Dr. Riek Machar Teny speaking to supporters during a past conference. Machar has led the SPLM/A(IO) for nearly six years against the Salva Kiir government(Photo credit: file)

Sept 30, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — Latest confidential report extended to Nyamilepedia reveals that the UN Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council are making final preps to meet and accompany South Sudan’s First Vice President designate, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to South Sudan’s capital, Juba, before November, 2019. Briefing the SPLM/A(IO) political bureau, governors and the deputy chairman, […]

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Save the Children calls upon the  (IGAD) and its Partners to Push for full implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreements

Rama Hansraj, the Country Director at Save the Children International South Sudan(Photo credit: Rama's Profiles)

July 10th, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — Save the Children has called on the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and its partners to press for full implementation of the revitalized peace agreements and ensure that the South Sudanese holdout groups are brought to the negotiating table. “The Intergovernmental Authority on Development and its partners must continue to push for implementation of the revitalized […]

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UN official, South Sudan peace partners discuss return of civilians

Edited at 1300 PST, July 7th, 2019. July 7th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A top United Nations Refugee official has discussed the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement with South Sudan’s peace partners which would then enable the return home of refugees and internally displaced persons, IDPs to their homes. The UNHCR Regional Refugees’ Coordinator, Mr Arnauld Akodjenou, who visited South […]

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UNHCR, Implementing Partners Undertake Baseline Assessment in Morobo County.

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

July 1, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — In the context of growing concerns about insecurity and scarcity of food, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its implementing partners have in recent days conducted a joint risk assessment in Panyume, Morobo County and documented high levels of insecurity, food shortages, lack of access to quality education, inadequate healthcare and recruitment of children by […]

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FULL TEXT: The Outcome of the UNSC briefing on South Sudan

The Permanent Representative to South Sudan David Shearer, says Implementation of Revitalized Peace Agreement Will Require Major Funding, Technical Support. June 26, 2018(Nyamilepedia) —The reduction of violence in South Sudan, while fragile, has revealed a “glimmer of what’s possible with peace”, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as delegates urged the belligerents to […]

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UNHCR Commemorates World Refugee Day on 20 June 2019

Refugees from South Sudan arrive in Elegu, northern Uganda(Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson)

Juba, South Sudan June 19, 2019(Nyamilepedia) – The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR will be hosting a ceremony on 20 June to commemorate World Refugee Day in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, together with refugees, government officials, donors, partners, and South Sudanese public. According to Richard Ruati, UNHCR’s Assistant External Relation for South Sudan Program, the celebration will take place at […]

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South Sudan: Government Forces Abusing Civilians

Members of SPLA seen talking to a woman in Kiir Adem(Photo credit: the Enough Project)

Rein in Troops, Ensure Justice for Abuse by All Sides Nairobi, Kenya, June 4, 2019(Nyamilepedia) – Government soldiers carried out extensive abuses against civilians during counter-insurgency operations in South Sudan between December 2018 and March 2019 in Yei River state, Human Rights Watch said today. The soldiers shot at civilians, looted extensively, burned homes and crops, and chased thousands of residents from […]

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UNHCR launches $2.7 billion appeal for Africa’s largest refugee crisis: South Sudan

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks during the sixty-ninth session of the Executive Committee (Photo credit: File/Supplied/UNHCR)

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva GENEVA, Switzerland, December 18, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — UNHCR, the UN Refuge Agency, and NGO partners are today launching an appeal for US$2.7 billion to address the live-saving humanitarian […]

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BREAKING: More Than 50, 000 People Displaced and Many Villages Burnt Down In April In Unity and Jonglei States.

UNOCHA report summary, April 2018....

May 13, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — Latest Reports from The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs(UNOCHA) indicate that at least 50, 000 civilians were displaced in April this year in South Sudan’s civil war — a political conflict that has dragged on for almost 5 years. According to the new reports, at least 15, 000 civilians were displaced and 30 […]

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Kenya and South Sudan must reveal fate and whereabouts of two abducted South Sudanese – UN expert group

GENEVA, February 17, 2017(Nyamilepedia) – A United Nations expert group on enforced disappearances* has called on the governments of Kenya and South Sudan to reveal the fate of two South Sudanese men who were abducted in Kenya last month. There has been no word of the men – Dong Samuel Luak, a human rights activist from South Sudan who had been […]

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AU, IGAD, JMEC and UN Resolved To Absorb Machar’s Faction And Support Kiir’s National Dialogue!

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY THE AU, IGAD AND THE UN – CONSULTATIONS ON SOUTH SUDAN, Jan 30, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— The African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations (UN) held a joint consultative meeting on South Sudan on January 29, 2017 on the margins of the African Union 28th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of […]

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UN Rights Experts Say International Community Has “Obligation” to Prevent ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in South Sudan

December 16, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ------ According to new figures released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), some 1,300 children were recruited by armed forces and armed groups in 2016, bringing the total number of children used in conflict since 2013 to more than 17,000.“Since the first day of this conflict, children have been the ones most devastatingly affected by the violations,” said Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa.

December 15, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– According to Press release extended to Nyamilepedia  “many of the warning signals of impending genocide” are already present in South Sudan amid a “mind boggling” scale of rape of women and girls, a team of United Nations human rights experts said calling on the international community to take immediate action to avert mass bloodshed. [ad name=”Google […]

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Expert Calls For Placing South Sudan Under UN and AU Administration For Years

South Sudanese leaders, Dr. Riek Machar Teny and Salva Kiir Mayardiit, file.

Dec 3, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— A new report released by the Council on Foreign Relations, published on 28 November 2016, titled “Ending South Sudan’s Civil War” by Katherine Almquist Knopf, director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University calls for the Republic of South Sudan to be placed under international transitional administration. The author, Katherine Almquist Knopf, argues that the only […]

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Situation in South Sudan

Samantha Powers, US ambassador to the United Nations is one of the co-chair of the diplomats visiting Juba on humanitarian ground, Sept 2, 2016(Photo: file)

By Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City AS DELIVERED Nov 18, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——- Thank you, Mr. President. Let me start by paying tribute to Special Representative Loj for your briefing, but above all for your more than two years of service in one of the most difficult […]

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UN Promises To Put Measures In Place To Improve UN Mission’s Ability To Protect Civilians in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan. Nov 2, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —-– On November 01, Alarmed by the “serious shortcomings” uncovered by an independent investigation into the response of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) after deadly violence erupted in and around its premises in Juba this past July, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will introduce a raft of measures for the Mission to better protect civilians […]

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Head of UN Mission in South Sudan Steps Down in November

Weekly press briefing conducted by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan [UNMISS], with Ellen Loej, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in South Sudan and Head of UNMISS(Photo credits: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine)

Juba, South Sudan. 23 October 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Ellen Margrethe Løj, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, has informed the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, that she will step down as soons as her terms comes to an end in November, two years of leading the Mission in a war-torn South Sudan. Ms. Løj was appointed by the Secretary-General as […]

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UN New York High Level Team visits Juba Central Prison Vocation Training centre

Mr Robert Pulver and Ms Helen with DG Prisons at the VTC in Juba(Photo Credits: Nyamilepedia)

JUBA, South Sudan. Oct 04, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —-– The UN High Level Team from UN Headquarters New York accompanied by the UNMISS visitation to the National Prisons Service Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison on Friday. The team was briefed by the Director General of Prisons, Gen Henry Aguar and Deputy Director General Service Lt Gen Sameer Sulieman. “The main […]

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HRW Says Army Operating ‘illegal’ Detention Sites in Nimule, Eastern Equatoria

A Prison Warden standing at the gate of Torit, Eastern Equatoria Prison. (Photo/Nyamilepedia)

JUBA, South Sudan. Sept 27, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- “Military forces arrested at least 11 civilians in the town of Nimule, in Eastern Equatoria, and surrounding villages, and subjected them to weeks or months of harsh military detention in the Nimule army barracks in late 2014 or 2015,” said a report released yesterday by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which sent an investigator to speak with former […]

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UN Panel: South Sudan’s July Fighting Was Well Planned By The Chief of Army And President Kiir

Gen. Paul Malong Awan, the army chief of general staffs posts for a photo......

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence United Nations Sept 9, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- A UN panel of experts has concluded that heavy fighting that engulfed South Sudan’s capital Juba in July, forcing vice president and ex-rebel leader Riek Machar to flee, was “directed by the highest level” of the country’s military. The confidential report seen by AFP on […]

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UN Human Rights Arm Welcomes France’s Court Ruling To Suspend Seaside Ban On Burkini

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.....

  September 03, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——  The United Nations human rights wing today welcomed last Friday’s decision by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the ban on “inappropriate” beachwear, which was adopted by a seaside town and had been widely interpreted as targeting the burkini and other forms of dress worn by Muslim women. “We call on the authorities in all the […]

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