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01 Jul 2015 description

South Sudan's violence, civilian upheavals must stop. Daniel Littlejohn-Carrillo arrived in South Sudan to begin his work with the ICRC shortly before the latest violence broke out around Leer in May. Article courtesy of Al Jazeera.

01 Jul 2015 description

7/1/2015 - 21:18 GMT

by Carole LANDRY

The UN Security Council on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six commanders from South Sudan, the first to be blacklisted in a country where 18 months of war have brought horrific violence.

The six generals -- three from the government forces and three from the rebels -- were punished with a global travel ban and an assets freeze for their role in the worsening conflict.

01 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 15 June 2015 - On 15 June 2015, UNEP was part of the launch ceremony of the “Keep Juba Clean” campaign. The campaign, which is a month long event, is part of the preparations for celebration of 4th Anniversary of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan on 9th July 2015. First organized by UNEP in 2009, Keep Juba Clean campaigns help to raise awareness of sound waste management practices. These campaigns are well aligned with UNEP’s waste management programme for South Sudan.

01 Jul 2015 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the fatal shooting this evening around 18:00 hours local time of an internally displaced person (IDP) inside the Mission’s protection-of-civilians site at its compound outside Malakal.

01 Jul 2015 description
  • A slight decrease in rainfall was observed over West Africa during the past week.

  • Parts of Eastern Africa have received below-average rain since the beginning of the season.

1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

01 Jul 2015 description

30 June 2015 - UNMISS today concluded a training workshop on conflict prevention and peacebuilding for women leaders in Rumbek town, Lakes State.

“The objective of the two-day workshop was to strengthen the capacity of local community women leaders in conflict prevention and peacebuilding,” said UNMISS Gender Officer Sheriff Abdulai.

Some 33 participants drawn from Rumbek East, Rumbek North and Rumbek Centre counties learnt how to identify triggers and causes of conflict, and the role they can play in peace building.

01 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 27 June 2015, a total of 347 cholera cases including 26 deaths (CFR 8.3%) have been reported from 63 villages in eight payams of Juba County .
The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House PoC where the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Most of the cholera cases in Juba have been reported from New site followed by Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo, Gudele 2, Kor William and Munuki S

Urgent Response Needs

01 Jul 2015 description

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) wishes to refute an opinion column appearing in the 30 June and 1 July editions of The Citizen newspaper alleging that armed opposition forces have been firing this week on internally displaced persons (IDPs) staying at the Mission’s protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in Malakal.

01 Jul 2015 description

With 87 South Sudanese refugee arrivals a day, Uganda’s Adjumani District offers important lessons for alternatives to camps

01 Jul 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in May, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.

01 Jul 2015 description

Land preparation is underway despite below-average rainfall in parts of eastern and western Sudan

Key Messages

June rainfall was 10 to 25 percent below average in the extreme west and across the sorghum belt in central and eastern Sudan.

Staple food prices remained stable in May reflecting adequate supplies from above-average 2014/15 production. On average, sorghum and millet price levels are 20 percent lower than last year, but remain 50 percent above the five-year average.

01 Jul 2015 description

Maize, sorghum, wheat, and groundnuts are the most important food commodities in South Sudan. Sorghum, maize, and groundnuts are the staple foods for the poor in most rural areas.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has announced today it will cut development cooperation support for Finn Church Aid by almost 4.3 million euros, 43 % from the 2015 level. It means that over 300,000 people will be left without aid.

Cuts on humanitarian aid are yet to come. If they are done to the same extend and the cuts on development cooperation, a further 100,000 people struggling in humanitarian crises will be left without support. FCA estimates that in the worst case, the combined cuts might rise to 6-8 million euros.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) and the Ugandan government have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for three years. The MoU is recognition of FCA’s work as a strong humanitarian actor specifically in the field of education.

With the MoU, FCA is responsible for organising vocational training in the refugee settlement of Rwamwanja. FCA will also build learning spaces, support refugee children with disabilities and the livelihood of people in crises.

01 Jul 2015 description

With 87 South Sudanese refugee arrivals a day, Uganda’s Adjumani District offers important lessons for alternatives to camps

01 Jul 2015 description

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL HERVÉ LADSOUS AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC’S MINISTER OF DEFENCE INAUGURATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE KASSAI CENTRAL ARMOURY

On 27 April, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, joined the Minister of Defence of the Central African Republic, Marie-Noelle Koara, to initiate construction of the Camp Kassai Central Armoury in Bangui.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 30, 2015 (RUMBEK) – A new health institution has been opened in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the state health ministry are supporting

According to the state health minister, Tong Deng Anei, Aweil Health Science and Training Institute will only target midwives, clinical officers and nurses.

Those who complete training, he told Sudan Tribune Tuesday, be awarded diplomas.