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Republic of South Sudan - ETC Situation Report #54 Reporting period 14/07/14 to 27/07/14

Highlights

  • Shared internet connectivity services are being provided to the humanitarian community from nine ETC hubs and six partner sites across South Sudan.

  • ETC equipment in Bentiu has been upgraded to provide more robust services for the humanitarian community operating there.

  • ETC equipment in Malakal has been relocated from the UNMISS camp to the new humanitarian hub.
    Equipment was upgraded to increase capacity of the system.

Achievements

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More Positive Stories Needed: HIV in Countries with Low ARV Therapy Coverage

By Cecilia Ferreyra, MSF HIV & TB Technical Advisor

More than 24 million people living with HIV; 9 million people on antiretroviral treatment (ART); 1.5 million new infections; 1.1 million deaths from AIDS-related causes. These are some of the data just released by UNAIDS on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa in 2013, by far the area of ​​the world hardest-hit by the virus. But, in this broad area covering nearly the entire continent, we see very different realities.

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World + 5 others
Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

Report
UN News Service

28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

The request was made during the Council’s open debate on regional partnership and its evolution in UN peacekeeping, which focused on the Organization’s relevant cooperation with African regional groups, as well as with entities under the auspices of the European Union (EU).

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Perceptions of Security in Aweil North County, South Sudan

Report
Stimson Center

The recent crisis in South Sudan highlights the importance of research on how civilians can and should be protected from deliberate violence. In December 2013, fighting broke out across South Sudan between government forces led by President Salva Kiir and opposition forces led by former Vice President Riek Machar. From its inception, the conflict has been characterized by widespread deliberate violence against civilians.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa

Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice

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S. Sudan’s Kiir signs Yau Yau peace accord into law

Report
Sudan Tribune

July 27, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir on Friday signed into law a peace accord recognising the formation of the Greater Pibor administrative area in the country’s largest state of Jonglei.

The directive was made in a decree read on the state-owned SSTV.

Early this month, president Kiir promised to sign into law the peace agreement with Jonglei-based rebel leader, David Yau Yau, after his South Sudan Democratic Front Cobra Faction inked a final peace deal with government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 25, 2014

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South Sudan: Seasonal Monitor July 26, 2014

Reduced area planted likely in conflict-affected areas

Key Messages

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IKEA Foundation supports children in South Sudan

Three years after gaining independence on 9 July 2011, South Sudan’s children have yet to live in a country free from conflict. Supported by the IKEA Foundation, War Child is launching a new project to help children cope with the immediate and long terms consequences of conflict, and build the skills they need for a better—peaceful—future.

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Security Council Press Statement on humanitarian situation in South Sudan (25 July 2014)

Security Council

SC/11493

AFR/2944

IHA/1339

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana ( Rwanda):

The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern about the catastrophic food insecurity situation in South Sudan that is now the worst in the world. They further expressed deep alarm that the crisis in South Sudan may soon reach the threshold of famine as a result of continued conflict, civilian targeting and displacement.

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Security Council Press Statement on South Sudan (25 July 2014)

Security Council

SC/11492

AFR/2943

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana ( Rwanda):

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the series of attacks launched on 20 July by armed youth and opposition forces, and the 23 July attacks by Government of South Sudan forces, as they fight for control of Nassir Town, Upper Nile State in South Sudan.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #32, Reporting Period 16 - 22 July 2014

Highlights:

  • Although slightly improving, the nutrition situation in Bentiu Protection of Civilian site remains of concern. The number of new admissions to outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) centres in Bentiu POCs decreased from 126 last week to 124 this week. Analysis shows that 60 per cent of registered deaths in the PoC have been children under 6 months old, indicating a need to reinforce infant and young child feeding practices and neonatal care.

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South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #9, 23 July 2014

Situation Overview:

  • As of 22 July 2014, WHO has confirmed a total of 4,765 cholera cases including 109 deaths affecting five states: Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Jonglei and Upper Nile. The case fatality rate for the confirmed cases is 2.3 per cent, above the 1 per cent target.

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South Sudan - Situation Update as of 25 July 2014

Highlights

  • From 17–24July,the Logistics Cluster facilitated the delivery of 173mt of relief items on behalf of 14different humanitarian organisations(Care, Concern, Food for the Hungry, IMC, IOM, IRC, Kissito, Medair, Plan International, Sign of Hope, UNICEF, VSF Suisse, WFP, and ZOA.)to Akobo, Bentiu, Duk, Ganyiel, Gorwai, Gumuruk, Koch, Lankien, Leer, Likongole,Malakal, Mayendit, Pibor, Rumbek, and Yuai.

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WHO South Sudan Emergency Response Situation Report # 32, 17-25 July 2014

Highlights

  • The general security situation remained calm in most parts of the country, with isolated incidents of insecurity and clashes in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity states. No new significant displacements have been reported.

  • Efforts to contain the Cholera outbreak continue. Health facilities had recorded 5,141 (CFR 2.2%) cases by 21 July 2014.

  • Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) is the leading cause of morbidity among Internally Displaced People (IDP)

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Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts

If the world fails to provide the help needed right now to accelerate and scale up life-saving food and nutrition efforts, UNICEF estimates that 50,000 children could die from malnutrition this year.