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'They showed little mercy': Cork priest describes how friend was shot dead in South Sudan
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'They showed little mercy': Cork priest describes how friend was shot dead in South Sudan

Nov 20th 2018, 6:10 AM 11,679 Views 3 Comments

Father Victor-Luke Odhiambo was shot dead by unknown assailants last Thursday.

The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital'
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The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital'

Nov 10th 2018, 7:15 AM 7,766 Views 2 Comments

The medical charity said its treating critically ill children for diseases that can be vaccinated against.

Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world
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Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world

Mar 11th 2018, 9:00 PM 14,358 Views 20 Comments

More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.

UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'
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UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'

Feb 23rd 2018, 2:36 PM 14,496 Views 32 Comments

A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
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'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,445 Views 61 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine
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15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine

Jun 2nd 2017, 1:06 PM 17,220 Views 14 Comments

The children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity”, the UN said.

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
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World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,676 Views 48 Comments

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
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Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Feb 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,794 Views 8 Comments

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake
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Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake

Jan 16th 2017, 7:36 AM 26,385 Views 0 Comments

Three children died in the incident in 2015.

Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital
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Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital

Jul 15th 2016, 7:00 PM 14,708 Views 10 Comments

Those who fled the latest violence described a campaign of wanton destruction.

Irish nuns stay in South Sudan to care for schoolgirls despite outbreak of violence
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Irish nuns stay in South Sudan to care for schoolgirls despite outbreak of violence

Jul 14th 2016, 2:04 PM 14,689 Views 21 Comments

The Loreto order said the two nuns are doing well “but it’s an anxious time”.

South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages
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South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages

Mar 11th 2016, 1:11 PM 26,861 Views 63 Comments

The UN report also found that civilians suspected of supporting the opposition, including children, had being burnt alive and hanged from trees.

Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict
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Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict

Oct 29th 2015, 6:04 AM 17,401 Views 29 Comments

The African Union has accused South Sudanese forces of extreme violence since the country’s civil war began nearly two years ago.

Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people
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Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people

Sep 17th 2015, 2:03 PM 7,626 Views 9 Comments

The explosion happened in the South Sudanese city of Maridi.

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict
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I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict

Aug 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 151 Views 4 Comments

The story of James Riak, an aid worker with GOAL in South Sudan, who was kidnapped from his family as a ten-year-old and trained as a child soldier.

South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive
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South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive

Jun 30th 2015, 11:00 AM 22,108 Views 45 Comments

A UN agency said warring forces have carried out horrific crimes against children including tying them together before slitting their throats.

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan
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Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan

May 25th 2015, 12:40 PM 10,588 Views 8 Comments

The country has been fighting since 2013.

Hundreds from South Sudan town 'abducted to become child soldiers'
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Hundreds from South Sudan town 'abducted to become child soldiers'

Mar 1st 2015, 3:20 PM 6,458 Views 20 Comments

Unidentified armed soldiers surrounded the town and went house to house taking away any boys thought to be over 12.

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams
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89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 13,832 Views 36 Comments

UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.

Ireland giving over €3 million to South Sudan, Syria and Ethiopia
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Ireland giving over €3 million to South Sudan, Syria and Ethiopia

Dec 23rd 2014, 1:39 PM 5,996 Views 50 Comments

The money is going to South Sudan and Syria.

Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country
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Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country

Nov 4th 2014, 6:00 PM 6,246 Views 56 Comments

This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.

'If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun'
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'If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun'

Oct 6th 2014, 10:35 AM 4,193 Views 7 Comments

Irish aid agencies are warning that the conflict could cause a famine by early next year.

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do
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Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do

Aug 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 74 Views 10 Comments

Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.

Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund
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Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund

Aug 7th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,139 Views 80 Comments

Seán Sherlock condemned the killing of aid personnel as they provided humanitarian relief to those impacted by the ongoing violence.

Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US
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Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US

Aug 1st 2014, 1:39 PM 14,634 Views 59 Comments

Who doesn’t love a happy ending?

Knightley: 'What I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined'
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Knightley: 'What I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined'

Jul 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 11,505 Views 14 Comments

If the aid effort does not increase in South Sudan – 50,000 children could die from malnutrition.

Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
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Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?

Jun 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,806 Views 43 Comments

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation
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Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation

May 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,848 Views 29 Comments

A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.

Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead
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Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead

May 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 22 Views 2 Comments

The crisis in South Sudan is now at a tipping point – we cannot afford to wait. The history books will pass their judgement on how we now react.

After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan
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After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan

May 10th 2014, 11:42 AM 4,535 Views 7 Comments

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met yesterday, prayed together, and agreed that “all hostile activities will stop”.

Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches
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Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches

May 5th 2014, 7:00 PM 14 Views 22 Comments

South Sudan is already predicting that 50,000 children under five could die of hunger before the year is out.

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage
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Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 66 Views 0 Comments

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups
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UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups

Apr 21st 2014, 3:45 PM 10,669 Views 18 Comments

More than 200 civilians were killed and 400 wounded in a recent attack.

58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan
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58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan

Apr 18th 2014, 1:42 PM 5,451 Views 4 Comments

48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.

UN accused of showing "indifference" to 21,000 displaced people
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UN accused of showing "indifference" to 21,000 displaced people

Apr 9th 2014, 10:21 PM 5,140 Views 4 Comments

Médecins Sans Frontières made the accusations today.

Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention
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Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention

Apr 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 24 Views 18 Comments

In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
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Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

Mar 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 34 Views 22 Comments

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

Column: "The bodies are all gone, eaten by the dogs"
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Column: "The bodies are all gone, eaten by the dogs"

Feb 16th 2014, 7:00 PM 22 Views 38 Comments

Thousands have been killed and many more forced from their homes by the recent fighting in South Sudan. As the situation grows ever more serious, David Adams describes what he has witnessed.

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict
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Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:11 PM 4,324 Views 6 Comments

The United Nations has said it is investigating widespread reports of atrocities and war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and summary executions.

South Sudanese children perish in ferry accident after fleeing violence
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South Sudanese children perish in ferry accident after fleeing violence

Jan 14th 2014, 8:52 AM 4,769 Views 21 Comments

There are reports of between 200 and 300 people on the overloaded ferry.

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