Jonglei State News

IGAD: South Sudan Army Commits 'Grave' Abuses

A bloc of East African nations has accused South Sudan's army of committing serious human rights violations in an ongoing offensive against rebels. Friday's statement from IGAD - the Intergovernmental Authority on Development - said mediators have received credible reports of "violence targetin

U.N. Peacekeepers Build Dike to Protect S. Sudan Town

South Korean peacekeepers have started building a levee to prevent flooding in a village in South Sudan's Jonglei state, local officials said Thursday. Panliet village was bypassed when a 17-kilometer flood-prevention embankment was built by U.N. peacekeepers last year. Last year's dike constru

WFP Chief: South Sudan Could Lose Entire Generation to Violence

The head of the United Nations' World Food Program has warned that famine could be declared in parts of South Sudan and an entire generation could be lost to violence if 15 months of fighting does not end soon. Ertharin Cousin said she saw severe food insecurity  this weekend when she visited p

UNICEF: Hundreds of Child Soldiers Freed in South Sudan

The U.N. Children's Fund reports one of South Sudan's armed groups, the Cobra Faction, released up to 250 child soldiers on Sunday. The group of children released in the remote village of Lekuangole, in Jonglei state, included four girls -- one as young as 9. This is the third release of child

Population Under Pressure in South Sudan Opposition Territory

In the opposition-held territory of South Sudan, a population under pressure from more than 15 months of conflict remains determined to hold off government forces after the recent collapse of peace talks.    On the run from conflict, families have sought refuge near the marshland in Lankien -