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23 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Violence disrupting children’s access to health services, safe water and sanitation

AMMAN, 24 May 2017 – Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health care. Water and sanitation services have been compromised, causing waterborne diseases to spread while preventative health care and nutritious food are insufficient to meet children’s needs.

23 May 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

May 23 - 2017 EL OBEID / KOSTI

Cases of cholera have appeared in the state capital of North Kordofan for the first time. The disease is spreading rapidly in White Nile state, where seven people died in Kosti on Saturday.

The hospital in El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, received 38 cases of cholera. A medical source told Radio Dabanga that cholera infections appeared in the city two days ago. Five new cases that emerged in Karima district were transferred to the hospital, while thirteen patients were transferred from El Wehda district.

23 May 2017 description

EL GENEINA – Some 500 ex-combatants, including 30 women, are going through the process of demobilization and return to civilian life at a camp in El Geneina, West Darfur, thanks in part to support from UNAMID.

23 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

388,481*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 April

1,827,087*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

268,286
Refugees in South Sudan (30 April)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
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All Parties Should Open Way to Lifesaving Health Services

(Nairobi) – Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and armed opposition.

23 May 2017 description

EL FASHER - Fighting has been taking place in the past few days between Government of Sudan forces and non-signatory movements in North and East Darfur, with reports of multiple casualties.

UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo, said that the Mission was deeply concerned about these developments.

“Significant progress has been made on the road towards peace and security in Darfur, and it would be a serious setback to see these gains jeopardized” said Mr. Mamabolo.

22 May 2017 description

by Liska Wittenberg

Every summer since 2014 has seen an increase in the number of refugees and migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy and Malta. This increase in migration is having a wide-ranging impact on countries of origin, transit, and destination, creating new and complex challenges for governments, humanitarian agencies, the European Union, and the international community at large.

22 May 2017 description

GENEVA / KHARTOUM (22 May 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, has called on the Sudanese authorities to undertake democratic reforms as a means for ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights in the country.

“I remain concerned about a number of human rights issues in the country which are still largely unaddressed since my last visit in February this year,” Mr. Nononsi said at the end of his follow-up mission to the Sudan from 11 to 21 May.

22 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Measures implemented to address the critical nutritional situation in the camp of Oure Cassoni, eastern Chad.

UNHCR assists the Chadian Government in providing assistance to the newly arrived CAR refugees in southern Chad.

Two MoUs signed with institutions of higher education in Abéché, eastern Chad, to facilitate refugees’ enrollment under the same conditions as Chadian nationals.

22 May 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 21, 2017 (NYALA) - Three people were killed and more than 20 others injured on Sunday after an explosion in an ammunition depot belonging to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State.

Sudan Tribune correspondent in Nyala said the blast sent explosive projectiles and bullets for long distances killing one resident at Raig neighbourhood and two children at Al-Masanei neighbourhood.

21 May 2017 description

Regional Strategic Objectives Financial Requirements

  1. Uphold the quality of asylum for South Sudanese refugees in the region by meeting their lifesaving needs according to applicable minimum standards.

  2. Anchor the response within national and regional multi-year protection frameworks, policies, laws, and standards which address legal and physical protection needs of South Sudanese refugees.