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#South Sudan

# south-sudan - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'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.

# south-sudan - Friday 2 June, 2017

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.

# south-sudan - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

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

# south-sudan - Saturday 25 February, 2017

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.

# south-sudan - Monday 16 January, 2017

Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake

Three children died in the incident in 2015.

# south-sudan - Friday 15 July, 2016

Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital

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

# south-sudan - Thursday 14 July, 2016

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”.

# south-sudan - Friday 11 March, 2016

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.

# south-sudan - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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.

# south-sudan - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people

The explosion happened in the South Sudanese city of Maridi.

# south-sudan - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

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.

# south-sudan - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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.

# south-sudan - Monday 25 May, 2015

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.

# south-sudan - Sunday 1 March, 2015

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.

# south-sudan - Monday 23 February, 2015

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

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

# south-sudan - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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

The money is going to South Sudan and Syria.

# south-sudan - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Monday 6 October, 2014

'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.

# south-sudan - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Thursday 7 August, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Friday 1 August, 2014

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

Who doesn’t love a happy ending?

# south-sudan - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

# south-sudan - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Saturday 10 May, 2014

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”.

# south-sudan - Monday 5 May, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Monday 21 April, 2014

UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups

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

# south-sudan - Friday 18 April, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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

Médecins Sans Frontières made the accusations today.

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.

# south-sudan - Friday 14 March, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Sunday 16 February, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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.

# south-sudan - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

South Sudanese children perish in ferry accident after fleeing violence

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

# south-sudan - Saturday 4 January, 2014

South Sudan: Peace talks open as battles rage in capital

The talks are aimed at ending three weeks of fighting that have led to the deaths of thousands.

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

# south-sudan - Friday 3 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about Pat Cox, a Donegal house fire, and the bad weather…

South Sudan peace talks open as battles rage

The violence has forced around 200,000 people to flee their homes, while 57,000 are seeking refuge with UN peacekeepers.

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