Outreach to Yambio, Western Equatoria State

During a visit to Yambio, Western Equatoria, on October 14, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., (CDA) David Renz observed the administration of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine at the Yambio State Hospital as doses of the single-shot vaccine were administered to members of surrounding communities.  Colleagues from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for a Reception to Honor Religious Leaders in South Sudan

By David Renz, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Juba, South Sudan; September 22, 2021 Welcome everyone. We have a broad and inclusive group represented here today that reflects the diversity of religious expression in South Sudan.  In the few minutes I’ve had to speak with several of you, I’ve been deeply impressed by your commitment to …

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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for the Reception of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Juba International Airport

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for the Reception of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Juba International Airport September 14, 2021 Good morning and Welcome. Honorable Minister of Health Elizabeth Achuei Honorable Deputy Foreign Minister Deng Dau Honorable Dr. Victoria Anib Majur, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health Honorable State Minister Nejwa Mursal Jesper Moller, UNICEF Deputy …

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The United States Donates 152,950 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to the Government of South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, September 14, 2021:  The United States is donating 152,950 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the people of South Sudan in its response to COVID-19.  This is part of a worldwide effort by the United States to combat the global pandemic, which has resulted in the donation of …

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Statement on the Opening of Parliament and Freedom of Expression and Assembly

The Embassies of the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway, the European Union, France, Germany, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Sweden congratulate the Government of the Republic of South Sudan on the inauguration of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States on 30 August. This is an important step on the …

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Statement from Troika Embassies on Need for Unity

The Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) welcomes the Transitional Government’s renewed commitments to unifying the command structures of the military following the Meeting of the Presidency on 10 August. The Troika also welcomes the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) continued efforts to support peace in South Sudan and this week’s Extraordinary Council of …

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Civil Rights are Essential to Achieving Peace and Prosperity

The United States supports South Sudan’s aspiration to become a fully united, peaceful, just, and prosperous society based on respect for human rights and the rule of law.  These ideals are enshrined in the Transitional Constitution and the Revitalized Peace Agreement which provide the framework for the conduct of politics and governance while upholding the …

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Troika Statement on Freedom of Expression

The Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) is deeply dismayed by reports that the National Security Service forced the cancelation of a civil society panel discussion on the constitutional history of South Sudan on July 17.  For peace to take hold, South Sudanese must be able to speak freely.  Article 6.13 of South Sudan’s …

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USAID Administrator’s Statement on South Sudan’s Independence Anniversary

Statement by Administrator Samantha Power Friday, July 9, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov Ten years ago, on July 9, the world watched with hope and optimism as the people of South Sudan jubilantly celebrated the birth of their new nation. An overwhelming majority—some 99 percent—had supported independence, reflecting the shared aspirations of millions of …

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Achieving the Promise of Independence

U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Larry E. André, Jr. This month, both the United States and South Sudan celebrate their independence.  The United States gained independence from Britain 245 years ago.  South Sudan gained independence from Sudan 10 years ago.  This is a time for both our nations to reflect on the ideals and …

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Op-ed: Healing and Learning from Historical Traumas

Healing and Learning from Historical Traumas U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Larry E. André, Jr. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, which stands among the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history.  A white supremacist mob, backed by local authorities, raided, firebombed, and destroyed the prosperous Black neighborhood …

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Joint Local Statement on Attacks Against Humanitarian Workers/Operations

The Heads of Mission of Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Turkey express their serious concern about unacceptable and appalling attacks on aid operations countrywide. Over the past weeks, direct attacks on humanitarian workers took place in Renk, Jamjang, Gumuruk, Torit and Panyijiar.  Humanitarian workers …

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Joint Local Statement on Reconstitution of Transitional National Legislative Assembly

The United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, the European Union, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden congratulate the Government of South Sudan on reconstituting the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA). This is an important action required by the 2018 revitalized peace agreement, and a necessary step toward peace in South Sudan. A unified and …

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Public Letter of Concern and Call to Action

April 23, 2021 TO: The South Sudan Transitional Government of National Unity  Attention:  President Salva Kiir First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi Vice President James Wani Igga Vice President Taban Deng Gai Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng Garang A letter of concern and a call to action from members of the Troika, …

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World Press Freedom Day: Information as a Public Good

U.S. Embassy Juba Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Larry E. André, Jr. Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we recognize the key role that a free press plays in democracy.  We honor journalists around the world for their work.  Journalists help ensure that citizens are informed and exposed to diverse perspectives on the issues.  Well-informed citizens make …

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Statement on April 24 Attack on Humanitarian Workers

The U.S. Embassy in Juba condemns the violent April 24 attack on humanitarian staff and assets in Jam Jang in South Sudan’s Unity State.  Criminals stormed the compound where humanitarian workers, including U.S. government implementing partners, and their families were located.  Staff were threatened, robbed, and beaten, sustaining serious injuries. Such acts of violence are …

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Troika Statement on Economic Reforms and the IMF Staff Monitored Programme

South Sudan’s economy is in fundamental need of far-reaching and irreversible reform.  The last year highlighted its vulnerability to external shocks such as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, changes in oil prices, severe flooding, and desert locusts.  Investment remains too low to support the sustained economic growth needed to cut the dire food insecurity and, in …

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U.S. Government Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in South Sudan

March 25, 2021 U.S. Government Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in South Sudan Juba, South Sudan – The United States congratulates South Sudan on the successful start of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign on March 25. This campaign was made possible through the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: AF-JUB-21-01 Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2021 CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: Up to $40,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Juba Public Affairs Section (PAS) …

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FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in South Sudan

Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0007575 Assistance Listings (Formerly CFDA) number: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Announcement issuance date: Monday, January 25, 2021 Announcement type: Cooperative Agreement Proposal submission deadline: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. (23:59:59) EST. Proposals submitted after this deadline will be disqualified. Anticipated timeframe to award for selected proposals: …

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Joint Local Statement on the Food Security Situation in South Sudan

Joint Local Statement on the food security situation in South Sudan following the release of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Report The Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, Norway, the Netherlands and the European Union Delegation, have issued this statement following the release of the government’s report on 18 December …

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Speaking Man to Man About Gender-Based Violence

During this year’s global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, I have seen several of my colleagues in the Diplomatic Corps highlight the serious problem of violence against women in South Sudan, outline the ways in which their countries are working to address this issue, and call upon the Government of South Sudan …

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Statement on Fighting Impacting Moroto Training Center

The U.S. Embassy in Juba is deeply concerned by reports of renewed fighting in and around the Moroto training center in southern Central Equatoria, which has impacted trainees for the unified forces and civilians.  We call for an immediate end to the fighting, and urge the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict …

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Troika Statement on the Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudanese Opposition Groups

The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway (the Troika) welcome the signing of the peace agreement between the Civilian-led Transitional Government, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minawi and Sudanese Alliance on October 3, 2020.  The peace agreement marks an important step toward meeting the calls of the Sudanese people for freedom, …

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CULTIVATING HOPE IN THE NEXT DECADE: FEED THE FUTURE LAUNCHES 2020 ANNUAL REPORT WITH NEW DATA

Monday, September 14, 2020 – marked the start of Feed the Future Week, a weeklong event highlighting progress made in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the global effort to end hunger. This year, The U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative commemorates its 10-year anniversary and a decade of impact with …

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Statement of the Troika Special Envoys on the 2nd anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South

Statement of the Troika Special Envoys on the 2nd anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) The Troika (Norway, the United States and the United Kingdom) reconfirms its support for the people of South Sudan and shares their desire to see a permanent end …

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Treasury Sanctions Individuals for Roles in Atrocities and Other Abuses

December 10, 2019 Global Magnitsky designations target serious human rights abuse worldwide on International Human Rights Day Washington – Today, on International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against 18 individuals located in Burma, Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and …

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USAID Provides $92.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to People of South Sudan

For Immediate Release U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Office of Public Affairs Press Release November 15, 2019 USAID Provides $92.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to People of South Sudan JUBA, South Sudan—The United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $92.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by …

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Troika statement on the 69th extraordinary session of the IGAD Council of Minister’s meeting. Addis Ababa

November 10, 2019 On the occasion of the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the Troika wishes to reiterate its commitment to South Sudan. The people of South Sudan want and deserve peace. We have heard the commitment from all parties to the permanent ceasefire. We expect the parties …

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Troika Statement on the Formation of South Sudan’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

October 18, 2019 South Sudan faces a critical moment in the journey toward a peaceful and prosperous future.  There are now less than four weeks for political leaders to form a transitional government as they committed to in the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.  The United …

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Press Release: Celebrating American Exceptionalism

July 4, 2019 Salutations:  Friends, colleagues, fellow Americans   The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, and although I’m missing my hometown parade and fireworks, I’m certainly glad to be celebrating the occasion with you here in Juba. (I’m sure you all agree, Americans are a humble people, but) this …

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U.S. Ambassador Launches Three-year, $7.5 Million Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation Project

BOMA NATIONAL PARK, South Sudan—U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Tom Hushek today launched a three-year, $7.5 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society to conserve wildlife, natural resources, and protected areas in South Sudan, while helping to build sustainable livelihoods and mitigate conflict in and around Boma and …

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Troika Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) express their appreciation of IGAD’s role in advancing the South Sudan peace process. The September 2018 Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), represents an opportunity to build peace and stability in South Sudan. …

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USAID Launches Partnership to Combat Crop-Threatening Fall Armyworm in South Sudan

A new partnership in South Sudan is combatting Fall Armyworm, an insect that can cause significant damage to crops, including maize and sorghum.  With more than half of South Sudan’s current population—nearly 6.2 million people—in need of life-saving food assistance in January, Fall Armyworm threatens to exacerbate food insecurity that is already severe. South Sudanese …

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Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Talks

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Norway and delivered by UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Chris Trott. The members of the Troika (the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway) welcome the commitment of the region to come together to …

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Troika Statement on South Sudan Peace Talks

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) support the engagement of the region in the recent Khartoum-based negotiations on outstanding governance and security issues. We acknowledge …

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Passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term

The following statement is issued on behalf of the Heads of Mission of Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States: The Troika are deeply concerned by the South Sudan Transitional National Legislative Assembly’s passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term, and calls on President Kiir to reject it.  This move will …

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South Sudan 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The transitional constitution stipulates separation of religion and state, prohibits religious discrimination, and provides religious groups freedom to worship and assemble, organize themselves, teach, own property, receive financial contributions, communicate and issue publications on religious matters, and establish charitable institutions.  In connection with the continuing civil conflict, government and opposition forces reportedly engaged …

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Celebrating World Press Freedom Day 2018

For Immediate Release                                                                                           May 3, 2018  The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Heads of Mission of Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, Japan, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Celebrating World Press …

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Joint Statement: Attacks on humanitarian workers must stop

The following statement is issued jointly by the Heads of Missions in Juba of Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. We are deeply concerned by the deteriorating security conditions for humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan. We strongly condemn …

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Blocking Civil Society Representative from Traveling is Unacceptable

The action this weekend by National Security Service agents to block a civil society leader from traveling to a transitional justice forum is unacceptable. This action, directed against an officially recognized Stakeholder in the High-Level Revitalization Forum peace talks, calls into question the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to Article 5 of the 2015 Agreement …

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Troika Statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2018 The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) welcome the parties’ constructive efforts toward compromise for …

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U.S. Arms Restrictions on South Sudan

Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert February 2, 2018 The Department of State today announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan. The United States is appalled by the continuing violence in South Sudan that has created one of Africa’s worst humanitarian crises. The government and …

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Troika statement on the use of child soldiers

January 29, 2018 Troika statement on the use of child soldiers The Troika Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway echo the great concern expressed by the IGAD Council of Ministers at the continued employment of child soldiers by the Parties. It is appalling that South Sudan’s children are bearing the …

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Statement on Cessation of Hostilities violations

The Troika Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway share the deep concern recently expressed by IGAD Council of Ministers Chairman Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu about violations of the December 21 Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement. The Troika strongly condemns these violations. We call on all CoH signatories, and the field commanders …

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Corruption Sanctions in South Sudan

Yesterday, the President, the Secretary of State, and the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions against South Sudanese National, Benjamin Bol Mel and three of his companies relating to the Administration’s implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The United States is taking this action given Mr. Bol Mel’s role, and that …

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Reports of Troika Excluding Riek Machar from Revitalization Forum are False

U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release November 24, 2017 Reports of Troika Excluding Riek Machar from Revitalization Forum are False Recent press reports/assertions by the government of South Sudan that the Troika has agreed to exclude Dr. Riek Machar from the IGAD High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) are false/ …

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USAID Launches New Program on Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce a three-year Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency  project in South Sudan, to address widespread food and nutrition deficiencies and help communities become increasingly resilient to shocks including conflict and economic and environment-related shocks. More than three years of conflict have made South Sudan …

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Deputy Commander of AFRICOM Visits South Sudan

Juba – Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, the Deputy to the AFRICOM Commander for Civil-Military Engagement visited Juba today to learn more about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan. He visited a World Food Program warehouse and met with United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) leaders and humanitarian agencies. He was accompanied by the Charge …

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Targeted Sanctions

  Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 6, 2017     Today, the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions on two South Sudanese government officials and one former official for their roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, and three companies that are owned or controlled by …

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U.S. Embassy Attends Opening of Joint Operations Center

Juba – On Thursday, August 17, the Ministry of Interior officially launched the Joint Operations Center (JOC) in Juba, South Sudan.  Located at the Nyakuron Police Facility, the purpose of the JOC is to promote coordination among the multiple security forces operating within Juba.  The center has received more than $2 million USD from the …

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Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak offensive is a …

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Famine Risk, Violence, and Forced Displacement

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release July 8, 2017 Today, the United States announced nearly $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance …

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U.S. Embassy Commemorates World Refugee Day

Juba – On June 20, the United States joins our partners in South Sudan, the region, and across the world to commemorate World Refugee Day. The primary purpose of this commemorative day is to draw attention to the plight of refugees forced to flee from their homes because of violence, persecution, and insecurity. It is …

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FBI Legal Attaché Visits South Sudan

Following the attack by SPLA forces on the Terrain Hotel Compound on July 11, 2016, which included an assault on U.S. citizens, the U.S. government asked the government of the Republic of South Sudan to permit the FBI to assist in the investigation and the prosecution. The Minister of Justice subsequently extended an invitation to …

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Statement by the Troika and Canada Regarding Continuing Violence in South Sudan

The Troika and Canada are deeply concerned about recent actions taken by the government and by the armed opposition that exacerbate the immense security and related humanitarian crises in South Sudan.  As South Sudanese across the country look forward to the Easter holiday, traditionally a time of reconciliation and redemption, they are confronted by an …

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Message to the Congress Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the …

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Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

Statement by Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson U.S. Department of State The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of humanitarian need throughout the country. This crisis is man-made, the direct consequence of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who …

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