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Peacekeeping missions, the protection of civilians and the impact on their future

TweetAfter thirteen years in the country the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), deployed at the end of the country’s civil war in 2003, is preparing to leave the country and hand over full responsibility for security back to Liberia’s … Continue reading

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Can Peacekeeping Work? The Enormity of the Challenge in South Sudan

TweetLucy Hovil Despite all the time, energy, and rhetoric invested in trying to figure out how to protect civilians from atrocities, the vast majority of civilians in armed conflict are exposed and unprotected. This is very much the case in … Continue reading

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Conflict in South Sudan: refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home

TweetThis blog first appeared on the African Arguments blog, Making Sense of the Sudans. The independence of South Sudan symbolised a moment of extraordinary achievement and hope. On the one hand, there was optimism that independence had heralded a new … Continue reading

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South Sudan: where now?

TweetLucy Hovil South Sudan is currently on the edge. Reports of an alleged attempted coup in South Sudan on Sunday 15 December were followed by days of reports of firefights all over the capital Juba. On December 19, these were … Continue reading

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Darfurians in South Sudan

TweetWhat happens when you find you have suddenly become a foreigner in the country of your birth? This is exactly what happened to Darfurians last year who were living in South Sudan at the point at which it became the … Continue reading

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Where are the services, jobs and business opportunities for South Sudanese returnees?

TweetAkoi, a father of three, recently returned to Juba from Khartoum. Since arriving he has struggled to find work and barely makes ends meet by running errands in the local market. ‘When I was in Khartoum I had a small … Continue reading

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Returning to South Sudan: Is the international community failing returnees?

TweetMatt Corrigan is a human rights lawyer currently working on projects in South Sudan In May 2012, United Nations agencies flew thousands of South Sudanese from Kosti in (North) Sudan to Juba in South Sudan. Their transfer was forced by … Continue reading

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