WFP South Sudan Country Brief, December 2020

In Numbers17,100 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed*USD 5.5 m in cash-based transfers made*USD 325.9 m six months (December 20 – May 21) net funding requirements1.4 m people assisted in November 2020Operational Updates• In November, WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 1.4 million people through general food assistance (GFA), nutrition and resilience activities in South Sudan.• More than one million people have been affected by flooding since June…

83 people killed in West Darfur tribal attacks: medical group

(KHARTOUM) - At least 83 people were killed in tribal revenge attacks in West Darfur State following the death of a man from an Arab clan in a quarrel with another from the Massalit group.In what seems like a repetition of the bloody attacks of December 2019, the argument between the two men occurred on Saturday near Krinding camp outside the state capital El-Geneina exactly like the first one.Following the…

Dual threats addressed as UN Mine Action Service visits sites in Eastern and Central Equatoria

FILIP ANDERSSONWhile the jury is still out on the endurance of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the days of explosive hazards posing a threat to the people of South Sudan are literally numbered: by July 2026 they shall all be gone.Residents in Amee in Eastern Equatoria State were still, however, facing both issues when the UN Mine Action Service, UNMAS, recently paid them a visit.“It’s great news that they are removing…

Ethiopian army releases eight Sudanese military captives

(GADAREF) - Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) on Sunday handed over to the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) eight soldiers who were captured during border clashes between the two sides last December.The eight Sudanese militaries, seven soldiers and one officer, have been released after talks between the two sides, Sudanese army sources told the Sudan Tribune on Sunday.The handover took place in the border area near the Gallabat, said the military…

Ethiopian army releases eight Sudanese military captives

(GADAREF) - Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) on Sunday handed over to the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) eight soldiers who were captured during border clashes between the two sides last December.The eight Sudanese militaries, seven soldiers and one officer, have been released after talks between the two sides, Sudanese army sources told the Sudan Tribune on Sunday.The handover took place in the border area near the Gallabat, said the military…

Sudan’s PM reiterates commitment to implement peace dealAgreement.

(KHARTOUM) - Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok affirmed on Sunday his government’s commitment to implement the Juba Peace Agreement.Hamdok and the South Sudanese Chief Mediator Tut Gatluak discussed the implementation of the Juba peace agreement as the new transitional government has not been formed."Hamdok affirmed the commitment of the transitional government to implement the Sudan Peace Agreement so that the citizen enjoys security and stability (...)," said a statement released by…

Sudan’s PM reiterates commitment to implement peace dealAgreement.

(KHARTOUM) - Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok affirmed on Sunday his government’s commitment to implement the Juba Peace Agreement.Hamdok and the South Sudanese Chief Mediator Tut Gatluak discussed the implementation of the Juba peace agreement as the new transitional government has not been formed."Hamdok affirmed the commitment of the transitional government to implement the Sudan Peace Agreement so that the citizen enjoys security and stability (...)," said a statement released by…

More Than 80 People Killed in West Darfur Attack

Unknown armed men killed more than 80 people and injured at least 160 others in the Krinding refugee camp and elsewhere in Genena, the capital of Sudan’s West Darfur state this weekend, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. Governor Mohamed Abdallah Al Douma also deployed hundreds of troops across the state to restore security. The trouble began Friday when a member of the Masalit tribe killed a…