South Sudan Cease-Fire Deal Signed, But Aid Groups Continue To Face Challenges

News outlets report progress on a South Sudan cease-fire deal, but humanitarian groups continue to struggle to provide aid and health care.

New York Times: South Sudan Cease-Fire Signed After More Than a Month of Fighting
“The government of South Sudan and rebels loyal to the country’s ousted former vice president signed a cease-fire agreement on Thursday, holding out the prospect of peace after more than a month of fighting that has torn the new nation apart…” (Kulish/Muchler, 1/23).

Reuters: South Sudan looters steal food to feed 220,000 for a month: U.N.
“Looters in South Sudan have stolen more than 3,700 tonnes of food, enough to feed 220,000 people for a month, the World Food Programme said on Friday…” (Miles, 1/24).

Reuters: South Sudan rebels accuse army of attacks after ceasefire deal
“South Sudanese rebels said on Friday government forces had attacked their positions a day after the two sides signed a ceasefire deal, but the government denied the accusation…” (Odera, 1/24).

VOA News: Measles Reported Among South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda
“The U.N. refugee agency is starting a mass immunization campaign to contain the spread of measles among South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda…” (Schlein, 1/24).

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