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Tuesday, 3rd June 2014

South Sudan Crisis

Source: Parliamentary Library of Australia

From Executive Summary:

• In mid-December 2013, the newly formed country of South Sudan erupted into violence, creating a significant humanitarian crisis.

• Violence spread rapidly across the country, mainly along ethnic lines, and thousands were killed.

• The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) came under attack with two Indian peacekeepers killed.

• The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on 24 December 2013 to significantly increase the military and police contribution to UNMISS....

• Despite a peace agreement being reached on 23 January 2014, which included terms for a ceasefire, the violence continues.

• Since the crisis started, 709,000 people have been internally displaced and 249,000 have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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