Black boxes in S Sudan air crash recovered
Investigators in South Sudan have found the two black boxes from a Soviet-era Antonov plane which crashed last week killing at least 36 people, state radio said on Tuesday.
Minister of Transport Kuong Danhier Gatluak “admitted the country is not well equipped to handle certain disasters”, state-run Radio Juba said, but added that search teams had recovered the two black boxes from the plane, which smashed into a river bank just after take-off from the capital Juba on November 4.
UN relief wing warns of 80 per cent increase in food insecurity over past year
South Sudan remains engulfed in a spiral of violence – with clashes in southern and central Unity state having “intensified with grave consequences for civilians” – leaving at-risk populations food insecure and vulnerable to diseases, the United Nations humanitarian wing has warned, announcing that relief organizations on the ground are boosting efforts there despite access challenges and lagging funding.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and partners have managed to reach some towns in central Unity state and Western Equatoria state, and are assisting internally displaced people (IDPs) with health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), according to the latest bi-weekly humanitarian update issued by OCHA.