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Pope Francis donates over $500k to South Sudan after failed visit

Pope Francis has donated 460,000 euros (over $500,000) to aid troubled South Sudan after his visit to the country was postponed due to security fears. The Vatican said on Wednesday that the amount will be used to finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment for farmers under the “Pope …

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See How Young Schoolgirls Are Being Forced to Become Teenage Brides in South Sudan

Down a red dirt road on the outskirts of Rumbek, a sprawling town at the heart of the world’s youngest country, a small herd of white cattle plods southwards. Evening is fast approaching and the cattle cast long shadows. As South Sudan has slid into violence and famine, cattle – …

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14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia

At least 14 people, mostly civilians, were killed on Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia’s southwestern city of Baidoa. The fighting broke out at a distribution site after some soldiers tried to steal food sacks meant for refugees and other soldiers guarding the aid stopped them, …

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UN – $1.4bn needed to help S Sudanese refugees this year

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan. The UNHCR refugee agency and the World Food Programme presented an updated response plan to the crisis in appealing for nearly …

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War forces 2 million South Sudanese children to flee homes

War and famine have forced more than 2 million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, creating the most worrying refugee crisis in the world, the United Nations said on Monday. The civil war in the oil-producing country began two years after it won independence from neighbouring Sudan, when …

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Charity warns S Sudan ‘man-made’ famine could kill 6 million

The famine ravaging South Sudan and its neighbours could claim six million lives, a charity warned on Friday, as the international community struggles to raise the $4.4bn needed to avert a full-blown disaster. The food crisis in the world’s youngest country is one of the key issues being discussed at …

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