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On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

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ON THE JOB. Cliff Alvarico (center) is UNHCR Philippines’ Program Officer and concurrently heads the organization’s response to the Marawi displacement crisis. All photos from UNHCR

UNHCR places the spotlight on 4 Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict, violence, and persecution

August 21, 2017 — World Humanitarian Day brings the world together to rally support for people affected by humanitarian crises and pay tribute to aid workers who help them. Continue reading On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

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The outbreak of violence in the eastern Jonglei region comes after fierce clashes in southern Pajok and western Wau in the past 2 weeks

JUBA, South Sudan (Apr. 15, 2017) — A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, April 15, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. Continue reading 60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence

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WHO’S TO BLAME? Internally-displaced people (IDP) look on during the arrival of the UN security council high delegation on September 3, 2016 at the UN House IDP camp in Juba. File photo by Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP

The confidential report points the finger at President Salva Kiir and army chief of staff Paul Malong as having ordered the large-scale attacks that began on July 8

UNITED NATIONS (Sept. 9, 2016) — A UN panel of experts has concluded that heavy fighting that engulfed South Sudan’s capital Juba in July, forcing vice president and ex-rebel leader Riek Machar to flee, was “directed by the highest level” of the country’s military.  Continue reading UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital

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CRISIS. A file photo dated April 25, 2016 shows a group of the 195 opposition soldiers arriving with General Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the South Sudan rebel troops, in Juba, South Sudan. File photo by Phillip Dhil/AFP

The clashes between former rebels and government soldiers force thousands of residents to flee

JUBA, South Sudan (July 11, 2016) — Thousands fled renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital on Sunday, July 10, as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire in several parts of the city.  Continue reading Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital

Fighting At UN Compound Sheltering Refugees In South Sudan Leaves 18 Dead

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Gunmen opened fire on the UN base in Malakai where civilians had been sheltering. JUSTIN LYNCH VIA GETTY IMAGES
Two workers from Doctors Without Borders are among the dead.

JUBA (Feb. 20, 2016) — Fighting at a United Nations compound sheltering people fleeing conflict in South Sudan has killed 18 people, including two Medicins Sans Frontieres workers, the international medical aid group said.

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5 killed as gunmen attack UN base in South Sudan

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SEEKING SHELTER. Crowds line up at the UNMISS protection site of Tomping compound in Juba, South Sudan, February 20, 2014. File photo by Charles Lomodong/EPA
The United Nations confirms at least 5 fatalities, while residents give a higher death toll

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 18, 2016) — Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base, killing at least 5 people, the UN said Thursday, February 18, the latest in a string of atrocities in the war-torn nation.

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40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine

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AFTERMATH. Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP
At least 40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations say, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 8, 2016) — At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, February 8, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

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