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#South Sudan

From TheJournal.ie 'They showed little mercy': Cork priest describes how friend was shot dead in South Sudan Bitter Conflict

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital' Humanitarian Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world Uganda This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones' Heinous Acts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped' South Sudan

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine Contamination

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

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

From TheJournal.ie World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan Famine

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake Guilty

Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake

Three children died in the incident in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital Unburied Bodies

Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish nuns stay in South Sudan to care for schoolgirls despite outbreak of violence Selfless

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

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

From TheJournal.ie South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages United Nations

South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages

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

From TheJournal.ie Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict War Crimes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people Sudan

Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people

The explosion happened in the South Sudanese city of Maridi.

From TheJournal.ie I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict Child Soldier

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive Atrocities

South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive

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

From TheJournal.ie Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan War

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan

The country has been fighting since 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds from South Sudan town 'abducted to become child soldiers' Mass Abduction

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams South Sudan

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland giving over €3 million to South Sudan, Syria and Ethiopia Donated

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

The money is going to South Sudan and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country Conflict

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun' Hunger

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do Daily Life

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund South Sudan

Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund

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

From TheJournal.ie Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US Long Walk To Freedom

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

Who doesn’t love a happy ending?

From TheJournal.ie Knightley: 'What I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined' South Sudan

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed? Oireachtas Agenda

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

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation Civil War

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead South Sudan This post contains images

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan War

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches South Sudan

Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage Emergency

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

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

From TheJournal.ie UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups South Sudan

UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups

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

From TheJournal.ie 58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan Africa

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UN accused of showing "indifference" to 21,000 displaced people Living Conditions

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

Médecins Sans Frontières made the accusations today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention Poverty

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights Silencing Dissent

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: "The bodies are all gone, eaten by the dogs" South Sudan

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict Civil War

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

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

From TheJournal.ie South Sudanese children perish in ferry accident after fleeing violence South Sudan

South Sudanese children perish in ferry accident after fleeing violence

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

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