South Sudan

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    The rise of environmental conflict

    November 6 marks the United Nations (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, an issue which has been become increasingly more relevant since the day was declared in 2001. The day aims to raise awareness about the effect war has on...
  • Forgotten or ignored: the conflict in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

    Mohamed Adam stared at the burnt rubble in front of him, oblivious to the heat of the noonday sun as he surveyed all his hard work, his home and food storage preparations, destroyed in a matter of minutes. A melted cassette can be seen peeping out of the ash...
  • Lack of planning in refugee camps is damaging the environment

    How lack of planning in refugee camps damages the environment

    The number of refugees and persons of concern in the world by the end of 2015 was 65.3 million. Currently host to over 800,000 refugees, Uganda is home to one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Bidi bidi refugee camp. Located in northern Uganda, the camp was...
  • UNMISS SRSG briefing the Security Council on the current situation in South Sudan. Source: UNMISS

    Is peace possible in South Sudan?

    The crisis in South Sudan is now daily in the news. The extensive media reporting on the human suffering and the tireless efforts of NGOs, the UN and other humanitarian agencies to help captures for the world the dire situation. But what is the cause of this deepening crisis...
  • The Inconvenient Truth About Westerners’ Solidarity

    Last Friday evening, gunmen and suicide bombing attacks were carried out in several places in Paris that victimized hundreds of people, from which at least 127 have died. The next morning, almost all the newspapers and magazines featured the attacks. Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms were filled...
  • War on Civilians in South Sudan

    In 2011, after decades of conflicts, South Sudan was born. Despite the fact of being the most recent country in the world, South Sudan already has a tremendous record of war and violence. The country’s current conflict that began in December 2013 is marked by thousands of civilian deaths,...
  • Once Upon a Time, there was Chinese “non-interventionism” policy

      In South Sudan, China is abandoning its usual policy to protect its energetic (and economic) interests WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOUTH SUDAN? South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is the youngest state in the world. It was formally created on the 9th July 2011,...