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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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South Sudan - Executive brief 25 July 2014

Jul 2014

Highlights

  • Clashes continue to be reported in parts of the country, despite the signing of a Cessation of Hostilities agreement on 23 January 2014 and a recommitment to the peace process on 9 May. The next IPC update, focusing on hotspot areas of food insecurity, is due out at the end of July. Next full analysis in September.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis: 6 Months On

Since the onset of the crisis in South Sudan, ACTED has continued to implement its activities in five states across the country - Warrap, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Central Equatoria, and Lakes states. ACTED’s interventions have provided life-saving assistance to displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable local populations. Six months since the start of the crisis, ACTED reflects on what its teams have achieved.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 46 (as of 24 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cholera in South Sudan Situation Report # 68 as at 23:59 Hours, 23 July 2014

Situation Update

A total of 5,141 cholera cases including 114 deaths (CFR 2.2%) had been reported in South Sudan as of 23 July 2014, as summarized in Tables 1 and 2.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, 25 July (UNHCR) -- Twelve-year-old Nyawech Chuol can barely stop sobbing long enough to tell the story of the night South Sudan's civil war came to her home. She and her eight-year-old sister, Nyalouk, traumatized into silence, lost their family after a gun battle – and now they are completely alone n a foreign land.

Nyawech says they were fast asleep some weeks ago when the conflict that has swept South Sudan for the last seven months reached her village, Matiang, in Upper Nile State.

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 30, 22 July 2014

OVERVIEW

The security situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and highly volatile. In Guit and Nhialdu (18km from Bentiu town), Unity State, clashes disrupted food distribution to 37,000 people on 16 July. Fighting was also reported in Ayod (Jonglei State) and Nassir (Upper Nile State). In Lakes State, 1,000 people have been displaced by incidents of cattle raiding and sporadic fighting.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 1 other
Warnings mount of East Africa famine – is anyone listening?

Millions in South Sudan and Somalia are at risk, according to sophisticated tracking models and data collected this year on crops, livestock, markets, and stockpiles. But early warning doesn't always mean action.

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World + 14 others
UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
South Sudan famine warning

Report
GOAL

“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

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EU increases food aid to South Sudan

24/07/2014

The European Commission has just signed two major contracts with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), totalling €14 million, to deliver vitally needed food assistance and facilitate the movement of humanitarian cargo in South Sudan. The contribution will help approximately 1.7 million people.

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“Run for Peace” event held in Yambio

23 July 2014 - To promote peace in Western Equatoria State, UNMISS today organized a sports competition in the state capital Yambio.

Hundreds of local youth and mission staff participated in the event under the theme “Run for Peace”. Different sports included a five-kilometre marathon race, 100-metre race, 200-metre race and a football tournament.

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UNPOL to coordinate with SSNPS in implementing new mandate

23 July 2014 – Rumours that UN Police (UNPOL) had fallen out with South Sudanese police were untrue, UNPOL Commissioner Fred Yiga said in Juba today.

Speaking at the end of a three-day UNPOL State Advisor’s workshop, Mr. Yiga called on his force to work with local police on good policing methods and ensure human rights were observed.

He said the new UNMISS mandate had instead brought UNPOL and the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) closer together “because it is addressing many fundamental issues like human rights and protection of civilians”.

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 29 | 14 – 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Three Sudanese aid workers who were abducted in Kutum, North Darfur last month were freed after 32 days in captivity.

• About 34,000 new IDPs in Um Dukhun and Mukjar localities in Central Darfur need humanitarian assistance, according to aid agencies.

• An estimated 2,000 people have been displaced to El Lait locality, North Darfur from East Darfur.

• UNHCR estimates that the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan will reach 165,000 people by the end of 2014.

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan: Early Warning and Disease Surveillance Bulletin (IDP camps and Communities) Week 28 (7 – 13 July 2014)

General Overview

  • Reporting completeness and timeliness remained at 76% and 68% respectively during week 28.

  • Measles cases continue to be reported in Bentiu where six cases were registered in week 28. The priorities for the on going response include submission of samples to allow laboratory confirmation and implementing enhanced routine measles vaccinations.

  • During week 28, Torit and Malakal counties registered the highest cholera weekly attack rates (cases per 10,000) of 30 and 19 respectively.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Camp Update 17th – 23rd July 2014

Current Situation:

In the past week Kakuma Camp has received 295 South Sudanese arrivals from the Nadapal border point. As of 23 rd July 2014, the number of South Sudanese asylum seekers received was 40,893. This brings the total estimated camp population to 176,364.

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Food for the Hungry Persists with Humanitarian Assistance in South Sudan

4 million South Sudanese civilians face acute food insecurity as conflict in rural areas continues

PHOENIX (July X, 2014) – South Sudan is being ripped apart by escalating violence, with millions displaced and food in short supply. Refugee camps are full of disease—cholera, malaria and severe waterborne disease risks are high for everyone, especially children.