December 12, 2019 (JUBA) – At least $1.5 billion is needed to reach 5.6 million people with urgent life-saving assistance, the South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan for 2020 shows. The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou said despite the period of relative stability since the signing of the peace agreement in 2018, humanitarian needs remain high. Some 7.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance or protection and 3.7 million are displaced (...) - News / South Sudan, Humanitarian
December 12, 2019 (ROME/JUBA) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said it is in a race against time to mobilize vital funds to feed millions of people in South Sudan as hunger advances on a population that is in dire need of humanitarian assistance. The agency, in a statement issued Thursday, said catastrophic flooding in recent months is pushing the country and its people towards a precipice amid the country's intense political instability. According to forecasts from the last (...) - News / South Sudan, WFP - World Food Program
December 12, 2019 (JUBA) - The mediation team in South Sudan said Thursday that negotiations between the Sudanese government and the SPLM-North led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu will be suspended until Saturday for technical reasons. The SPLM-N al-Hilu hold separate talks with the Sudanese government and refused calls by Malik Agar's faction for a joint delegation as the two groups would negotiate the issues of the Two Areas: Blue Nile State and South Kordofan State. Last month, the discussions on (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY
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