Saturday, April 15, 2017

South Sudan Civil War -- News Updates April 15, 2017

Relief Web: Restraint urged on warring parties in South Sudan as violence escalates

The warring parties in South Sudan have been urged by the most senior UN official in the country to show restraint in the face of an escalation in violence and remember their responsibility towards protecting civilians from conflict.

Fresh fighting has broken out between government SPLA and opposition forces in a number of locations including Raga in the west of South Sudan, Waat in Jonglei to the east and in the area of Wunkur and Tonga in the northern Upper Nile region.

It follows recent fighting in Pajok, and a week ago in Wau town and the surrounding area which led to the displacement of thousands of people.

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South Sudan Civil War -- News Updates April 15, 2017

Fighting in South Sudan's Raga kills at least 14 people -- Al Jazeera
South Sudan rebels say troops kill 14 civilians in Raga town -- AP
South Sudan governor says repulsed rebel attack on Raja -- Sudan Tribune
South Sudan Rebels Allied With Machar Take Control of Raja -- VOA
South Sudan drops poisonous gas on rebel-held territories -- South Sudan News Service
South Sudan: UN Mission Calls for Restraint As Violence Erupts in a Number of Places Across South Sudan -- UN News Service
British official: South Sudan violence is tribal 'genocide' -- AP
'Sliding into catastrophe': South Sudan famine could spread -- ABC News/AP
World Food Program 'horrified' as South Sudan workers killed -- AP
South Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator condemns horrific killing of aid workers in Wau -- Relief Web
South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings -- Relief Web
South Sudan's silent slaughter: Dinka massacre unchecked by regional, international groups -- Malia Zimmerman, Fox News
Starving Under the Bullets in South Sudan -- Jonathan Pedneault, Newsweek

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