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25 Jun 2016 description

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the current escalation of violence between the Sudan's People Liberation Army (SPLA) and armed groups, in Wau town and surrounding areas, in South Sudan. He regrets the reported loss of lives.

The Secretary-General calls on all fighting forces to immediately suspend the hostilities, provide access to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and cooperate with humanitarian partners to facilitate the delivery of assistance. He urges all parties to agree to dialogue to resolve their political disputes.

25 Jun 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 24, 2016 (JUBA) – In a serous unexpected move which is feared to fail the August 2015 peace deal signed by South Sudanese warring parties, President Salva Kiir has refused to sign resolutions of the consensus reached in the presidency three weeks ago to establish cantonment sites for the forces of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-IO) under the command of his first deputy, Riek Machar.

25 Jun 2016 description

24 June 2016 – With support from the Rural Community Action for Peace and Development (RUCAPD) Organization IDP’s in Malakal have started small scale farming for domestic consumption in safe buffer zones.

Following the unrest in the PoC site earlier this year, the UNMISS in Malakal has drawn plans of increased extension of the perimeter lines of the bump fence and elevated the military and sentry command posts around the protected areas and has demarcated clear and safe buffer zones.

25 Jun 2016 description

23 June 2016 – The UNMISS RRP Section, in collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), organized a mine risk education seminar for community leaders, community watch groups, and inhabitants of the Malakal PoC site.

The programme focused on mine risk education for all community sectors, especially and children and women.

The participants welcomed the training as a vital tool to minimize the risk of UXO’s and other mine related challenges within and around the PoC site.

24 Jun 2016 description

JUBA – June 11, 2016: Four thousand children who were separated from their parents due to conflict in South Sudan have now been reunited with their families, UNICEF and Save the Children announced today.

24 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has met with two local service providers to expand its database of local service providers in South Sudan.

  • The ETC provide support to secure connectivity service for New People’s Aid (NPA) with a local service provider for their sub-office in Old Fangak. The support that the ETC is providing to help humanitarians find appropriate local-based solutions has been appreciated by the humanitarians.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

24 Jun 2016 description

South Sudan - IOM is scaling up resources to respond to an upsurge in malaria cases at the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan. During the first two weeks of June, malaria cases have more than doubled, accounting for at least 50 per cent of all health consultations at IOM’s two primary health care clinics in the site and its mobile clinic in nearby Bentiu town. The increase is attributed to the start of the rainy season, which leads to stagnant bodies of water and increases the spread of vector-borne diseases.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, a total of 11,966 South Sudanese refugees are registered in the Haut-Uélé province of DRC, of which 11,120 biometrically registered and 846 pre-registered. Further verification missions are planned towards the month of June.

  • In Gambella, Ethiopia, UNHCR and most implementing partners have resumed humanitarian activities in Jewi, Kule and Tiekidi refugee camps, with the exception of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Jewi camp. The security situation remains calm though fragile and unpredictable.

24 Jun 2016 description
report Miraya FM

A one day event designed to sensitize the communities hosting the deployment sites in Juba takes place this Thursday at Nyakuroni cultural center in Juba. The event organized by the Field office Juba of the UN Mission in South Sudan, stems from numerous reports about tension and discontentment rising from the communities where the deployment sites are located.

24 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, Jun 23 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations claims it is doing its best to curb widespread sexual abuses in its peacekeeping operations overseas – from Haiti all the way to the Central African Republic.

But the UN’s best is just not good enough, says Ian Richards, President, Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations.

24 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By José Graziano da Silva and Andrew MacMillan

ROME, Jun 20 2016 (IPS) - European nations from which millions once left to escape hardship and hunger – Greece, Ireland, Italy – are today destinations for others doing the same.

Many people are on the move. The really big numbers relate to rural-urban migration in developing countries. In 1950, 746 million people lived in cities, 30 percent of the world’s population. By 2014, urban population reached 3.9 billion (54 percent).

23 Jun 2016 description

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part Two

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part One

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.

  • In Sudan and Uganda, the rate of new arrivals has slowed compared to previous months. It remains to be seen whether the numbers will increase given the deteriorating food security conditions in South Sudan.

23 Jun 2016 description

EN BREF

11.966 Nouveaux réfugiés sud soudanais arrivés en RDC fin 2015.

112.785 Réfugiés centrafricains vivant en RDC.

517.326 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

2.445 Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

ACTIVITES PRINCIPALES

  • En mai, 217 nouveaux réfugiés centrafricains (72 ménages) ont été enregistrés et relocalisés au camp de réfugiés de Boyabu. Ils sont arrivés par Batanga, Sud Ubani.

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11,966 Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in DRC since late 2015.

  • 112,785 Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC.

  • 517,326 Congolese refugees in African countries 2,445 Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • In May, 217 newly arrived refugees (72 households) from the Central African Republic were registered and relocated to Boyabu refugee camp. They had arrived in Batanga, in South Ubangi.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Mass mobilizations were carried out across the country on 26 May to push the Government to hold elections as planned. Apart from some unrest in Goma city, the mobilizations were by and large peaceful.

  • WFP is delivering emergency food assistance to nearly 30,000 people around Beni territory in North Kivu who have been cut off from assistance by the humanitarian community due to security reasons.

Operational Updates