In Uganda, Guterres calls on South Sudan’s leaders to end war

In Uganda, Guterres calls on South Sudan’s leaders to end war

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres completes his “Solidarity Summit” visit to Uganda on Friday, in an effort to raise the visibility of refugees and increase support for them and their host communities. Hosted by Guterres and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the summit of delegates, donors and heads of state hopes to…

Somalia’s cholera outbreak linked to drought, climate

Somalia’s cholera outbreak linked to drought, climate

World Health organization officials say an “unprecedented” outbreak of cholera in Somalia is linked to the drought that began in October 2016, creating widespread shortages of clean drinking water and food. There are more than 40,000 suspected cases since the beginning of the year, with nearly 700 deaths to date,…

Pope Francis cancels plans for a 2017 visit to South Sudan

Pope Francis will not be traveling to South Sudan this year, a trip that tentatively was planned for October, according to Vatican spokesman Greg Burke. The Vatican did not cite a specific reason for postponing the ecumenical visit, according to the Catholic News Agency, and Burke did not elaborate during…

Six humanitarian aid workers killed in South Sudan ambush

Six humanitarian aid workers were killed in South Sudan on Saturday when they were caught in an ambush while traveling from Juba to Pibor. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement that the deaths of the aid workers represent the highest number…

JMEC appeals for South Sudan dialogue as cost of conflict deepens

The head of the commission responsible for overseeing South Sudan’s peace and political agreements said Wednesday that he is dismayed by escalating conflict that prevents their implementation, while exacting a heavy toll in humanitarian terms. “Over the past three months there have been increasing reports of targeted and revenge killings,…