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05 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New arrivals into Ethiopia from greater Upper Nile have risen to 4,000 per month in April from an average of 1,000 per month during Q1 2015

  • Abduction and harassment of aid workers disrupts response in some areas

  • Bentiu PoC: latest biometric registration and site expansion

  • South Sudan HRP is 19 per cent funded

FIGURES

No. of internally displaced people - 1.5 million

No. of refugees in neighboring countries - 529,000

05 May 2015 description

In December 2013, as war abruptly broke out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, thousands of civilians fled for their lives to United Nations compounds all over the country. Now known as Protection of Civilians sites, or PoCs, these areas still house 113,000 people, and a further 1.4 million are living in more informal shelters across the country. Working with partner organizations, Canada has been taking steps to ensure that the people in these camps and shelters have safe access to services that keep families and friends together despite the civil war.

05 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • 38km of routes surveyed, 13 km of routes verified, and 17km of routes cleared of explosive hazards

  • 25 communities in Abyei surveyed for explosive hazards

  • Stockpile of nearly 2,000 abandoned explosive ordnance and small arms ammunition found in Agok

  • 170 ERW and 01 anti-tank mine destroyed

  • Mines/ERW awareness delivered for 16,782 men, women, boys, and girls.

05 May 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

The Security Council in May would consider the growing threats faced by journalists around the world in addition to focusing on foreign terrorist fighters, small arms and a raft of ongoing situations of concern, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania, President of the body for the month, said this afternoon.

04 May 2015 description
report Harvard University

Remote sensing analysis by humanitarian organizations to detect and document changes related to displaced population camps has been employed, in various iterations, by the field for as long as two decades. The use of remote sensing to support responses to civilian displacement can prove valuable for site planning, identifying patterns of population change, and capturing key data for program planning and evaluation purposes.

04 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 30 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,760 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 26 April, 182,713 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 50% of the registered population.

04 May 2015 description
report Voice of America

Pamela Dockins

NAIROBI— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced millions of dollars in new aid for Africa at a Monday news conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kerry said $45 million in additional funding will be provided to help the UNHCR provide better school, health clinics and clean drinking water to refugees.

The State Department said the funds will help 600,000 refugees living in Kenya, including 400,000 people from Somalia and 45,000 refugees from South Sudan.

04 May 2015 description
  1. The Executive Board at its 136th session noted an earlier version of this report and expressed support for the proposals contained in the draft decision in that report concerning intensified eradication strategies and the removal of type 2 component of the oral poliovirus vaccine.

04 May 2015 description

GENEVA (4 May 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has welcomed South Sudan’s ratification* of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and repeated its call for universal ratification of the Convention.

“We applaud South Sudan for ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child, thus becoming the 195th State to do so.

04 May 2015 description

As of 30 April, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 119,725 including 52,908 in Bentiu, 34,420 in Juba UN House, 28,717 in Malakal, 2,374 in Bor, 944 in Melut and 362 in Wau.

04 May 2015 description

In 2015, the humanitarian partners are focused on three priorities: saving lives and alleviating suffering by providing multi-sector assistance to people in need; protecting the rights of the most vulnerable people, including their freedom of movement; and improving self-reliance and coping capacities of people in need by protecting, restoring and promoting their livelihoods. A total of $1.8 billion is required in 2015 to reach up to 4.1 million people by the end of 2015. As of 28 April, some $338 million, representing 19 per cent of this amount has been secured.

04 May 2015 description

Highlights

· Last batch of 52 KAMAZ trucks for logistics assets augmentation received in Juba this week. A total of 102 WFP fleet trucks and three oil tankers have been received in Juba in 2015. The Logistics fleet has a total of 149 dedicated trucks which includes four fuel tankers and one crane. Most of the vehicles have been deployed to support operations in the field.

04 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

MAY 2, 2015 (PIBOR) - Hundreds of civilians in Pibor villages of South Sudan’s Jonglei state lack access to clean drinking water after seasonal rivers in the area dried up.

In Gumuruk county, thousands of people in the payams travel to Vuvit to fetch clean water from the only functional pump.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune last week, the chief of Lokichar Boma, Nyapirilem Thomojong, expressed the urgent need for installing more water pumps in these villages to rescue the local area population.

02 May 2015 description
report HART

The Marol Academy Secondary School is located in Warrap State, South Sudan. HART has supported local efforts since 2011 to establish both the Primary and Secondary Schools as the excellent academic institution they strive to be.

02 May 2015 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan (UNMISS mandate renewal) and Sudan/Darfur (UNAMID mandate renewal), as well as makes recommendations targeted at the 13 May 2015 Open Debate on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Additionally, this update provides recommendations ahead of the SRSG-CAAC’s report presentation on Afghanistan to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.

01 May 2015 description
report Oxfam

South Asia

Nepal Earthquake

On Saturday 25 April, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the poor, landlocked and mountainous Asian state of Nepal. By 30 April, the death toll had risen to more than 5,500 and the UN estimates that 8million people across the country are affected by the disaster – more than a quarter of the population.

01 May 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11880

During its informal consultations on 28 April 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015)) concerning South Sudan (the Committee) was briefed by representatives of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).