Conflict-related sexual violence in Northern Unity (September – December 2018)

GENEVA (15 February 2019) � A UN report released Friday highlights persistently high levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s northern Unity region, with at least 134 women and girls raped, and 41 having suffered other forms of sexual and …

South Sudanese Woman in Hiding to Avoid Forced Marriage

Akuac Ring Ariik, a 20-year-old student, met Akok Koch for the first time in 2017. After what Ring describes as a brief conversation, Koch asked Ring to be his girlfriend. She refused.

She was shocked when, on Jan. 5, 2019, …

South Sudanese Woman in Hiding to Avoid Forced Marriage

Akuac Ring Ariik, a 20-year-old student, met Akok Koch for the first time in 2017. After what Ring describes as a brief conversation, Koch asked Ring to be his girlfriend. She refused.

She was shocked when, on Jan. 5, 2019, …

Greater Koch County political leaders pledge to promote peace and reconciliation in their communities

Opposition and government officials in Greater Koch County in Northern Liech held a one-day peace and reconciliation conference in Koch to discuss issues related to peace implementation. The meeting sought to promote joint participation of opposition, government and civilian groups …

South Sudan Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (1-30 November 2018)

2,306,499

South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 November 2018 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).

3,315

South Sudanese refugee arrivals in November 2018.

294,776

Refugees in South Sudan and 1.98 million IDPs including 194,747 in UNMISS Protection of …

Egypt’s Parliament Moves to Extend Presidential Term Limits

The Egyptian parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve draft amendments to the country’s 2013 constitution, putting an end to presidential term limits and potentially allowing incumbent President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2034. The changes will need to …

FACT CHECK: Declaring Emergency for Wall Not So Ordinary

President Donald Trump would be taking an extraordinary step by declaring a national emergency to steer money to his promised border wall. He’s making it sound quite ordinary.

TRUMP: “You know, we already have national emergencies out there. You know, …