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Violence engulfs South Sudan as UN warns of looming famine

Ten years after independence, staggering levels of violence have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, while hunger looms over 60 per cent of the country’s population, UN agencies warn. In a report released Friday, the UN Commission on Human »


South Sudan faces another famine, aid groups warn

Nearly a year after a concerted humanitarian effort staved off a famine in South Sudan, the country is once again teetering on the brink of another catastrophic food crisis, the United Nations warns. Almost two-thirds of the population will need »

International, Politics

Canada sanctions Russian, South Sudanese and Venezuelan officials under new Magnitsky Act

Less than three weeks after Canada became the fourth country in the world to adopt its version of the Magnitsky Act, Ottawa unveiled a new sanction list targeting 52 individuals in Russia, South Sudan and Venezuela suspected of corruption and »

Indigenous, Politics

People of South Sudan still need our help: UNICEF

David Morley has a message for Canadians: “Don’t give up on South Sudan!” The international community cannot just throw up its hands and walk away from the crisis in South Sudan both morally and politically, no matter how hopeless the »

International, Politics

South Sudan famine averted but millions still face hunger

South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine following an increase in international aid, but the country is experiencing the most alarming levels of food insecurity in its history, according to a newly released United Nations report. According »


Canada announces additional $86M to help South Sudan

Canada is contributing another $86 million to assist famine and war ravaged South Sudan, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today. Bibeau made the announcement on the final day of her four-day trip to the world’s youngest country where millions »

International, Society

Canada launches famine relief fund to avert humanitarian disaster

With more than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen at risk of starvation, the federal government has set up an emergency relief fund to encourage Canadians to donate to charities working on the ground to avert »

International, Politics

Canadian photographer sounds alarm on crisis in South Sudan

South Sudanese refugees in northern parts of the country are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance before the rainy season sets in, making it even harder to reach the already isolated areas, says a Canadian photographer who just returned from »

Health, International, Politics

UN agencies declare famine in South Sudan

A deadly combination of civil war and a devastated subsistence economy already under stress from climate change have left more than 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan, according to three UN agencies and their partner NGOs. The »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International

The LINK Online, August 20, 2016

The LINK Online with Lynn Desjardins and host Carmel Kilkenny Greenland sharks are quite passive and usually pose little risk to divers studying them. © Chris Harvey-Clark A new study confirms the belief that Greenland sharks are the longest-living vertebrates on »