South Sudan: UN rights experts see little headway on peace deal amid spike in local-level violence

A United Nations expert group looking at human rights in South Sudan said on Friday that it is deeply concerned that, although the overall armed conflict has waned, there has been little progress in adhering to the peace agreement that …

South Sudan’s Men Try to Break Menstruation Cultural Taboos

In South Sudan, a group of men and boys is trying to break cultural taboos on a topic that often drives young girls out of school: menstruation. Men4Women is distributing menstrual pads to girls while also encouraging boys and men …

South Sudan’s Men Try to Break Menstruation Cultural Taboos

In South Sudan, a group of men and boys is trying to break cultural taboos on a topic that often drives young girls out of school: menstruation. Men4Women is distributing menstrual pads to girls while also encouraging boys and men …

Residents of Juba’s Gumbo-Sherikat urge implementation of peace agreement at a neighbourhood event

A community-based rapprochement event saw residents of Juba’s Gumbo-Sherikat neighbourhood converge in one place with the aim of building durable peace together following the signing, in Addis Ababa last year, of a peace agreement that has seen relative calm return …

Burundi’s humanitarian crisis: An inconvenient truth for the ruling party

With less than a year to Burundi’s presidential election, aid workers and political analysts say the ruling party is intent on projecting an image of stability, while downplaying the extent of a malaria outbreak, food shortages, and growing political violence.…

Sudanese Military, Protest Leaders Sign Transition Deal

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and protest leaders on Saturday signed a historic power-sharing agreement in Khartoum.

The pact opens the way for the two factions to form a joint military and civilian council that will lead Sudan for three years …

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #251, 9 August 2019

In Numbers

6.96 million people facing acute food insecurity from May to July 2019 (IPC)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HRP)

2.7 million people assisted by WFP in June 2019 1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.31 million …

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