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24 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

● Partners scaled up social mobilization campaigns in Akobo, Awerial, Maban and Raja-Juba to improve school enrollment.

● The post-harvest food security assessment (second harvest of the year 2014) in the Equatorial region was completed and results will be issued shortly.

● Plans are underway to respond to livestock disease outbreak in Turkei, Unity State where an estimated 35 per cent of cattle herds were affected by an unknown disease and about 30 per cent of the affected cattle have died between July and mid-December 2014.

24 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

23 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing of a peace deal between opposition factions in South Sudan, calling for the accord’s immediate implementation, as well as the commitment of the country’s leaders to follow through with ongoing negotiations towards ending the year-long conflict.

24 Jan 2015 description

22 January 2015 - UNMISS Chinese peacekeepers today started rehabilitating a road leading from the Warrap State capital Kuajok to Turalei in Twic County.

To repair the 170km road which is always inaccessible during the rainy season, the engineering contingent will work in two phases.

The first phase will involve patching and laying of culverts, while the second phase will be full grading of the road.

23 Jan 2015 description
report Guardian

Boko Haram violence underpins rising death rates among Nigerian citizens, while thousands also killed in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Somalia

The campaign of terror by Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency Boko Haram was responsible for nearly half of all civilian deaths in African war zones last year, according to research that highlights the group’s tactic of targeting non-combatants.

23 Jan 2015 description

Less than three years since its Independence, violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Since then, 1.5 million South Sudanese fled their homes, some managing to bring valuable livelihood assets with them, but many others had to flee leaving everything behind.

“I left my livestock so I could save my children” reflects John Garang Jok who had to escape the violence in Bor, Jonglei State in December 2013 and settled in the Maligo county IDP camp in Nimule. The Maligo IDP camp hosts 5 000 people who were forced to abandon their homes last year.

23 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 139,276 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 88,066 in Adjumani, 12,503 in Arua, 31,369 in Kiryandongo and 7,338 in Kampala.

  • There were 1,027 new arrivals during the reporting period.

  • The Government of Uganda mass polio vaccination campaign for under-fives began on 17th January across all settlements and refugee hosting areas.

23 Jan 2015 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 22 January, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in seven Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 103,320 including 34,683 in Juba UN House, 21,368 in Malakal, 2,649 in Bor, 43,332 in Bentiu, 384 in Wau and 904 in Melut.
23 Jan 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

The security situation in the country remained calm generally. However, intermittent clashes were reported in some parts of Unity and Upper Nile States.

Efforts to reach political solution on the crisis continued by the Government and opposition, with mediation by the Intergovernmental Agency for Development (IGAD) and the international community.

Humanitarian needs remain high in the IDP sites. More than 1.5 million remain displaced in the country since the outbreak of the conflict in December 2013.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: IOM and WFP are leading discussions on Protection Cluster strategy for the Mingkaman spontaneous site.

Ethiopia: IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 184,838 refugees in Gambella and Benishangul‐ Gumuz regions since December 2013.

Kenya: Since the onset of the South Sudanese conflict, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 22,273 refugees.

OVERVIEW

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 A total of 137,992 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 87,492 in Adjumani, 12,450 in Arua, 30,755 in Kiryandongo and 7,295 in Kampala.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 194,847 individuals, comprising 192,245 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,602 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • The rate of new arrivals to Ethiopia from South Sudan has remained relatively low as the rainy season has drawn to an end, with 870 new arrivals entering since 1 December 2014.

22 Jan 2015 description

December 2014 marked the first anniversary of the South Sudan conflict as efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa’s newest State continue.

One year since thousands of South Sudanese mostly women and children fled to seek refuge in Ethiopia, and in particular in the Gambella Region, the Government of Ethiopia, UNHCR and partners have been responding to the refugee emergency amid challenges.

22 Jan 2015 description

20 January 2014 - Aiming to deter violence against civilians, an integrated UNMISS team recently intensified patrols in high tension areas in Lakes State.

The team, comprising of military liaison officers and the Nepalese Force Reserve Battalion spent four days in Panawach in Rumbek East County, in line with the mission’s mandate to deter violence through various methods including active patrolling.