Around 7.76 million people are likely to face acute food insecurity during the April-July 2023 lean season while 1.4 million children will be malnourished in the east African country, according to a UN report.
South Sudan recorded a total of 31 cholera infections including one death of a seven-year-old child, as the outbreak followed a steady rise in diarrhoea cases in the affected areas.
Specialists' report presented to UN Security Council says the situation in South Sudan is far from a change and the peace deal has become a lucrative venue for elite power politics.
President Salva Kiir orders military officers loyal to his Vice President Riek Machar to be officially integrated into a unified command of the army, a central pillar of the 2018 peace deal.
Floods, droughts, displacement, and continuing armed clashes aggravate increasing food insecurity in the country, according to the government and UN.
In a major breakthrough, the president and his deputy sealed an agreement to unify the command of the security forces, a deal that eases political tensions in the East African country.
The United Nations drew up a list of 142 individuals who warrant investigation for crimes including mass rapes and sexual slavery of women and deliberate killing of scores of children.
Climate crisis and internal violence have forced thousands of South Sudanese to leave their residential areas as many of them "could starve without food assistance,” the World Food Programme said.
Greater Jonglei region authorities convene reconciliation conferences to discuss the violence but revenge attacks, cattle raiding and child abduction persist.
Sudanese security forces have fired tear gas to disperse large crowds demonstrating against the country's military rule in capital Khartoum and neighbouring cities, according to witnesses.
A protester was shot dead and 125 others were injured during Sunday's mass demonstrations against the October 25 military takeover.
Amnesty International documents deliberate targeting of civilians by fighters aligned with rival political factions.
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