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26 Sep 2016 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 22 September 2016, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 201,997 including 101,350 in Bentiu, 32,719 in Malakal, 39,438 in Juba UN House, an estimated 1,231 IDPs in Tomping, 2,004 in Bor, 700 in Melut and 219 in Wau, in Western Bahr El Ghazal adjusted area 24,336.

26 Sep 2016 description

Sectors of assistance

CCCM 79,247 Approximate numbers of IDPs

WASH

15.5 Litres per person per day (UNMISS Site) 25 Repaired in Wau Municipality, 229 Individuals per tap

S-NFI

504 Vulnerable IDPs relocated over the last 7 days

HEALTH

4,009 Consultations provided at the three sites in the last 7 days

CCCM

• A four-day general food distribution (GFD) exercise took place at the Wau PoC during the week.

26 Sep 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.

Kenya: FilmAid Broadcasts Olympics in Kakuma Refugee Camp

26 Sep 2016 description

Over248,780 persons have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan - Sudan hosts an estimated 350,000 Southern Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan

  • Abyei PCA Box is estimated to have received 2,496 (IOM)
26 Sep 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency hails the decision of South Sudan to accede to the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa. The instruments of accession were deposited at the African Union in Addis Ababa on 19 May 2016 and the Convention has now entered into force in South Sudan.

In addition to becoming the 46th country to have ratified the 1969 AOU Convention, South Sudan adopted national legislation on refugees in 2012 and established a Commission for Refugee Affairs to coordinate the government response to asylum matters.

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 20 September, a total of 2,143 cholera cases have been reported, including 31 deaths. The total number of cholera cases reported this year has exceeded those in 2015. The case fatality rate (CFR), currently at 1.44 per cent, remains substantially lower than last year, reflecting significant improvements in case management and timely referral.

25 Sep 2016 description

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Sunday 9/25/2016 - 15:28 GMT

South Sudan's rebel leader issued a call for renewed war with the government this weekend, declaring the collapse of an internationally-backed peace deal.

Former vice president Riek Machar is in exile in Khartoum where he fled following fighting in the South Sudanese capital Juba in July.

25 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
  • 1,009,854 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
  • 169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
  • 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)

Highlights

  • UNHAS cargo deliveries have exceeded pre-July crisis levels as agencies continue to scale up assistance to meet increased humanitarian needs.
  • Average number of South Sudanese arriving per day in Uganda exceeds 3,000.
  • Inflation levels …
25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11829
Seventy-first Session, 17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Foreign Minister of Hungary Says National Security Comes First; Other Speakers Urge Engagement over Isolationism

With 65 million people displaced and on the move, several European countries discussed myriad ways to deal with the unprecedented phenomenon by defeating terrorism, bringing human traffickers to justice, while others called on Member States to make the better choice between engagement and isolation as the General Assembly continued its annual debate today.

24 Sep 2016 description

New York, 23 September 2016 [as prepared for delivery]

We are here to support and consolidate peace in South Sudan.

We know that South Sudan is a long way from resolving its many challenges and problems.

When President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar came together in April to inaugurate the Transitional Government of National Unity, there was a sense of hope.

But that hope was lost with the resumption of violence in Juba in July, followed by the collapse of the security arrangements and power-sharing provisions of the peace agreement.

24 Sep 2016 description

At the initiative of the United Nations, core regional and international partners of the South Sudan peace process met on September 23, 2016, on the margins of the General Debate of the seventy-first session of the United Nations General Assembly, to exchange views on how best to advance the political process and create the required political conditions for the successful implementation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) mandate. The meeting was hosted by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, and co-facilitated with H.E. Mr.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.