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A peace initiative from the Episcopal Church comes amid a conflict in South Sudan which has devastated communities since 2011.
Only a lasting peace settlement in South Sudan can create the conditions for food security and development, says a leading NGO.
South Sudanese and international human rights, humanitarian and other NGOs have appealed to the US President.
The UN Security Council has voiced alarm at the eruption of hostilities in South Sudan which has left many civilians dead and injured, adding to the country's humanitarian crisis
A group of leading aid agencies warn that parts of South Sudan could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.
The Security Council has extended the UN Mission in South Sudan and revised its mandate to give priority to protecting civilians.
Fears are mounting that a cholera outbreak in and around Juba, which has already killed nine people and reportedly infected another 188, will spread, says Christian Aid.
Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, says a new report from the UN.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has declared that acceptance of same-sex marriage could lead to Christians being killed in South Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan and elsewhere.
In his comments, Welby made some valid points. But the conclusions he drew from them seem to me to be severely mistaken.
Churches in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”.
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