Many of the migrants arriving in Europe are fleeing war in their home countries. In Africa, for example, a number of crisis regions are the sites of UN peacekeeping missions. Their aim is to help stabilize the regions. But UN operations are costly.
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.
A Swiss aid worker has been abducted in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region. It comes as Sudan extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels.
Despite earlier comments which highlighted a distrust between UN forces and state police, President Salva Kiir is now stressing the importance of cooperation.
The flood of refugees fleeing South Sudan aren't "a big deal," says President Salva Kiir in an exclusive interview with DW, adding that many were "chased away by social media" in a conspiracy against his government.
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