Britain to add 100 UN peacekeeping troops in South Sudan
Sep 09 2016
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary General, told reporters in NY that the UN was consulting with the governments of Congo and South Sudan "with a view of finding solutions for these combatants".
Britain will provide 100 more troops to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to help set up a field hospital, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Thursday.
Neighboring Sudan has said Machar is now in that country.
More than 100 opposition fighters from South Sudan crossed the border into Congo "in extremely bad shape" and were evacuated to health facilities for medical treatment, the United Nations said Wednesday.
This morning around 80 ministers and representatives from governments and organisations across the globe will attend a United Nations peacekeeping conference in London. The statement does not mention the source of intimidation.
The actress visited a refugee camp in Azraq Northern Jordan in her role as special envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Diplomats from the 15-member Security Council visited South Sudan this week and last, and the government agreed to accept 4,000 extra peacekeepers in a bid to avoid an arms embargo threatened by the council.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) said after the meetings it had received reports that some of the people who met the diplomats had received threats and being harassed. The government dislikes both.
The head of one organization says he was prevented from attending the Security Council meeting. In addition, a letter from the government to his Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, obtained by the AP, orders his group to shut down within two weeks or be considered "illegal'". France Defence Minister Jean-Yvres Le Drian listens to comments during "Improving Peacekeeping - Rapid Deployment", during the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial at Lancaster House in London, Thursday Sept. 8, 2016. Hundreds were killed in the July fighting.
There is a fragile peace in South Sudan after an agreement was signed in August 2015 to end a civil war which began in December 2013, killing tens of thousands of people. The law also gives the government the power to supervise and monitor non-governmental groups.