WFP South Sudan Situation Report #274, 14 August 2020

Highlights WFP is concerned about the increasing levels of subnational conflict across the country and particularly in Jonglei State. The violence is crippling food security and livelihoods. Heavy rainfall and flooding is being reported across the country, including in Abyei, parts of Jonglei, Upper Nile, Lakes and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states. The violence compounded by flooding is worsening an already dire humanitarian situation. Situation Update Between January and May…

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Here in crowded camps in South Sudan, former enemies are meant to be joining forces after a five-year civil war so they can help the shattered country recover. But they can barely find enough food. The Associated Press spoke to women, both former rebel fighters and government troops, who are among tens of thousands of people being trained as a unified security force. It's meant to be a major step…

ISRAEL SAYS IT EXPECTS BAHRAIN AND OMAN TO FOLLOW UAE IN FORMALISING TIES

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