The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reported Friday that hundreds of civilians were targeted and massacred based on their ethnicity and political beliefs in two separate events last year that may amount to war crimes. In the capitals of Unity State and Jongelei, 353 civilians were murdered and ...[read more]
In a briefing before the UN Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, describing it as a "man-made crisis," putting South Sudan on the "brink of a humanitarian catastrophe and a protracted ...[read more]
Both sides in the South Sudan conflict are committing gross human rights violations, according to a UN report released Thursday. The UN Mission in South Sudan's (UNMISS) issued the report after compiling evidence from interviews with more than 900 civilians who were victims of and witnesses to ...[read more]
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday alleged that armed rebels engaged in ethnically targeted killings during a raid on the northern city of Bentiu last week, resulting in more than 200 civilian deaths and 400 injuries. Rebels loyal to deposed vice president Riek Marchar reportedly ...[read more]
12/27/2013: South Sudan government agreed to conditional truce.
12/23/2013: US military personnel deployed to assist in South Sudan evacuation.
12/22/2013: UNMISS partially evacuated staff from South Sudan.
04/29/2012: Sudan declared state of emergency on South Sudan border.
10/12/2011: Sudan ...[read more]
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) announced Sunday that it has begun relocating all non-critical staff from Juba, the capital city, amid the escalating violence between military factions in South Sudan. UNMISS is moving its staff from Juba to Entebbe, Uganda, as a precautionary measure to ...[read more]
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) issued a report on Friday calling on the government of South Sudan to protect communities that are at risk of violence. The UNMISS report detailed the findings of a human rights investigation into the killing of 85 cattle herders in South Sudan's Jonglei ...[read more]
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged South Sudan to reverse an expulsion order against a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) staff member, claiming the government has given no good reason to support the order. Pillay said that since the government has not provided any ...[read more]
The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Sunday reported that the Government of the Republic of South Sudan has expelled a UN human rights investigator from the country. South Sudan reportedly ejected UN officer Sandra Beidas for allegedly writing false reports. It is possible that ...[read more]
The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution granting a one-year mandate extension for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) through June 15, 2013. The Council left the South Sudan mandate unchanged, stressing the need to protect civilians, establish monitoring mechanisms and report ...[read more]