Delegates of 40 countries and 50 international organizations attended a donor conference to raise emergency humanitarian aid for South Sudan. By the end of the conference on Tuesday (20.05.2014), more than $600 million (438 million euros) had been raised. "This figure represents … [Read more...] about Aid for South Sudan: Too little too late?
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Uruguay have beaten South Africa 3-0 in the second round of Group A games at the World Cup, pushing the South Americans up to four points and leaving Bafana Bafana languishing on one point. South Africa started the game with energy and tight passing, taking it to the Uruguayan … [Read more...] about Uruguay beat South Africa after shock Swiss victory over Spain
Those killed in the attack on July 7, 2014 were among thousands of civilians who had sought refuge at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in the central region of Banguri. Gunman set fire to tents and opened fire, leaving 26 dead and 35 injured, according to new figures released by … [Read more...] about Killing continues in the Central African Republic
After a week of meetings on the fate of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP's), African heads of state and government have adopted a convention on the protection of IDP's, seen as the first of its kind worldwide. The International Committee of the Red Cross described … [Read more...] about African Union summit endorses landmark refugee convention
For many thousands of South Sudanese, home is now a camp where they live either as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in their own country or abroad, mainly inEthiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya as refugees.. Latest figures from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR put the number of … [Read more...] about South Sudan: refugee exodus continues