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South Sudan: Slow Progress for Conflict-Affected Children as Humanitarian, Security Situations Remain Dire

Children in South Sudan remained highly vulnerable to grave violations, and despite some progress and an overall decrease in grave violations compared to the last reporting period, the continuing clashes between armed forces and armed groups, and escalating intercommunal violence left a dramatic toll on children, highlights a new Report of the UN Secretary-General on [...]

2023-03-15T11:21:27-04:00Wednesday, 15 March 2023|

From Child Soldier to Youth Leader and Peacemaker

This story was produced in cooperation with WPDI  "I don't want any other children to suffer as I did"  Rajab is an enthusiastic 26 years old South Sudanese national currently living in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement, located by the town of Bweyale in Uganda. This refugee settlement hosts over 65,000 people, of which 80% [...]

2021-06-11T06:38:04-04:00Friday, 11 June 2021|

South Sudan: Grave Violations Against Children Declined Following Revitalized Peace Agreement and UN Engagement with Parties, But More Remains to Be Done

Third Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in South Sudan New York, 11 January 2021 – Encouraging signs of progress are reflected in the third report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in South Sudan released today. Covering a period of nearly two years (July 2018 – June 2020), the report [...]

2022-04-21T14:46:46-04:00Monday, 11 January 2021|

South Sudan: Comprehensive Action Plan to End & Prevent All Grave Violations Against Children Signed by Government

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, witnessed the signature by the Government of South Sudan of an Action Plan to end and prevent all grave violations against children, the most comprehensive Action Plan signed to date by parties listed in the annexes of the Secretary-General [...]

2020-02-10T13:37:39-05:00Friday, 7 February 2020|

Protection of Children: Construction of UNMISS-Supported Office Begins at Army Headquarters

Original story by Beatrice Mategwa for UNMISS Sand has been piled up. Gravel is on the ready. A water tank is full. Some building blocks have been stacked up to one side, while others are being laid orderly, one on top of the other and smoothened with plaster. A handful of builders are hard at work [...]

2019-04-30T16:47:52-04:00Tuesday, 30 April 2019|

South Sudan: Government Armed Forces Reiterate Commitment Not to Enlist Children

Story by Gideon Sackitey originally published by UNMISS  “The children we enlist in the military are our own children, and we destroy them if this [practice] continues. We must respect them. They must not be allowed to lose their childhoods.” James Adol Acholl, is one of 50 soldiers belonging to the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces [...]

2019-03-14T09:04:48-04:00Thursday, 14 March 2019|

South Sudan’s Armed Groups Commit to End Violations Against Children

Original story by Beatrice Matega for UNMISS An unusual gathering in Juba, and an unusual dose of honesty. “We cannot deny that we use children in our forces,” said Major General Charles Machieng Kuol from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) at the gathering – of mainly officers from different military groups in South Sudan, [...]

2019-02-26T09:13:43-05:00Tuesday, 26 February 2019|

South Sudan: More Than 60 Children Released from Armed Groups in Yambio

By PHILLIP MBUGO, UNMISS Sixty-eight children associated with armed groups were released today in Yambio, South Sudan, following an assessment and verification conducted by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Child Protection Unit and the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) commission. This is the [...]

2019-02-04T17:22:34-05:00Thursday, 31 January 2019|

South Sudan: UNMISS and UNICEF Support the Reunification of Abducted Children with their Families

Original story by Filip Andersson, UNMISS Every big journey starts with a small step. The first such steps, crucial ones at that, towards a happy family reunion have been taken by three young boys. Abducted in 2017, they have been released, and on Friday 14 December they arrived, from Bor, in Juba on board a [...]

2018-12-17T10:57:40-05:00Monday, 17 December 2018|

South Sudan: UN Senior Officials urge the Government to ensure accountability for sexual violence against women and girls in Bentiu

South Sudan: UN Special Representatives on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Children and Armed Conflict and Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide urge the Government of South Sudan to ensure accountability for sexual violence against women and girls in Bentiu For Immediate Release New York, 3 December - UN Special Representatives on Sexual Violence in [...]

2021-07-08T08:55:35-04:00Monday, 3 December 2018|
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