East Africa: Why Doesn't Refugee Exodus Spur East Africa to Action?
The international community must understand the geopolitics at play if it seeks regional unity to address the crisis Read more »
South Sudan: The Country Needs Bold Alternatives, Not This Dumpster Fire of Failed Interventions
Nicki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, did not mince her words. "We are not waiting anymore. We need to see a change," she announced after meeting South Sudan's President Salva… Read more »
South Sudan: Youths - Perpetrators or Peacebuilders?
We can't afford to lose an entire generation to the war Read more »
South Sudan: Seize This Chance for Peace
In the coming weeks South Sudan's leadership, the opposition, and a cadre of armed groups are expected to come together to reignite peace talks. For the first time in months, an… Read more »
South Sudan: New Aid Plan Needed for the Country
Intense frustration is building across the aid community that despite its best efforts it has been unable to dent the catastrophic levels of suffering in South Sudan, worsened by… Read more »
South Sudan: Words Matter - Hate Speech and South Sudan
"South Sudan terrorists need to be killed in order for peace to reign. Lawful killing has been practised by states since time immemorial." Read more »
South Sudan: A War Without End - Neighbours Carry the Burden of Fleeing Millions
More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace… Read more »
South Sudan: Cathedral Becomes Refuge of Last Resort for Displaced
The Catholic cathedral in Wau, South Sudan's second largest city, is now a sanctuary for more than 13,000 people who have fled the country's vicious civil war, but with insecurity… Read more »
South Sudan: Local Aid Workers On the Front Line of Civil War
Gunshots suddenly crackled as Stephanie and her colleagues went about a routine seed distribution in a small farming community in South Sudan's Upper Nile State. Read more »
Uganda: Refugees Struggling to Survive in Uganda's Cities
If you are a refugee, then Uganda is one of the better places to be. Refugees and asylum seekers are entitled to work, have freedom of movement, and can access social services - a… Read more »
South Sudan: South Sudan Needs Peace As Much As Food
The declaration of famine in two counties of South Sudan last month led to immediate pledges of aid. Grave editorials called on Western governments to prioritise relief efforts to… Read more »
Africa: Trump Aid Cuts, South Sudan Aid, Libya's Migrant Violence - the Cheat Sheet
Every week, IRIN's team of editors flags up what's on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Read more »
December 08, 2016
South Sudan: "This Fighting Will Continue to Our Children"
David Salah sits on the South Sudan side of the Kaya river. A wooden bridge separates him from Busia, a border crossing in Uganda. He wears a black-and-red jersey and black shorts.… Read more »
November 14, 2016
South Sudan: Who Can Stop the Threat of Genocide in South Sudan?
The alarm has been raised over the threat of genocide in South Sudan, with civilians increasingly targeted and persecuted in a scorched earth counter-insurgency campaign waged by… Read more »
October 17, 2016
Congo-Kinshasa: Congo's South Sudan Rebel Problem
The last thing eastern Congo needs is more armed groups, so the arrival of hundreds of South Sudanese rebels in the violence-prone region is cause for concern. Read more »
September 30, 2016
South Sudan: Women Refugees - Pregnant and Homeless
Josephine Maziku arrived at Uganda's Nyumanzi Transit Centre in June this year six months pregnant and with only the dress she was wearing. Read more »
September 15, 2016
South Sudan: Hunger, Shortages, and Hyperinflation
South Sudan's leaders stand accused of industrial-scale embezzlement, ripping off public money to fund property and business investments across the region. That opulence is in… Read more »
August 22, 2016
South Sudan: Should the UN Surrender Over Peacekeeping?
The failure of UNMISS in South Sudan is a blow for international peace Read more »
July 27, 2016
Africa: China's Dangerous Double Game in the Sudans
Weapons manufactured by China and sold to Sudan have been funnelled to rebels in South Sudan, where two Chinese peacekeepers were recently killed. Read more »
July 18, 2016
South Sudan: How Does South Sudan Move Forward?
Although a ceasefire between rival forces in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, is largely holding, the underlying tensions that led to five days of deadly violence earlier this… Read more »
July 12, 2016
South Sudan: Would an Arms Embargo On Work?
In the aftermath of scenes of South Sudanese helicopter gunships attacking opposition positions in the capital, Juba, the UN Security Council has been urged to impose an arms… Read more »
June 16, 2016
South Sudan: Splits and Schisms in Juba
How the creation of more states is undermining peace Read more »
June 13, 2016
Africa: Is a Model Refugee Policy in Africa Doomed?
Influx from South Sudan pushes Uganda's progressive system to breaking point Read more »
June 09, 2016
South Sudan: Nation Hit By Mysterious Ebola-Like Illness
South Sudan has been reeling from civil war, widespread hunger, and desperate poverty. The last thing the world's newest nation needs is a deadly mystery disease. Unfortunately,… Read more »
May 17, 2016
Africa: Five Countries Where Child Soldiers Are Still Recruited
Colombia's largest guerrilla group has agreed to release all of its soldiers under age 15. It is a move welcomed by child rights groups but it also highlights the continued use of… Read more »
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