News Round-Up 22/07/16

22 July 2016

News from HART


Residents of Mong Yaw village in northern Shan State’s Lashio Township carry the body of one of the deceased back to the village for a funeral in late June 2016 (Photo: Khun Myo Satt / Facebook)



  • UNICEF has estimated that there are 244,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the state of Borno, 1 in 5 of whom will die if they do not get treatment. This is the latest revelation of the scale of the humanitarian crisis in the North-East as more areas become accessible to humanitarian assistance.
  • The IMF has warned that the Nigerian economy is heading towards recession, with a forecast contraction of 1.8% this year, due to a combination of falling oil revenues, internal insecurity and weakened investor confidence.

South Sudan

  •  The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) have claimed that troops loyal to President Salva Kiir have undertaken offensives against the opposition in Western Equatoria, violating the one-week old cessation of hostilities which the two parties declared on Monday last week.
  • In a recent telephone interview, Riek Machar stated his will to work closely together with President Salva Kiir to implement the peace agreement. He reiterated the order to his troops to stay calm and not return to fighting.


  •  The rebel group, Sudan’s People Liberation Movement – North (SPMLN), has stated that the unilateral cessation of hostilities declared by President Omer al-Bashir last month is a “bluff” to buy time to reorganize his troops in this area. The SPMLN has been fighting the Sudanese Government since June 2011 in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.



















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