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UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan

25th Joint Rapid Response Mission to South Sudan’s most remote areas

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

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UNMISS denies report of peacekeepers reinforcing SPLA garrisons

The attention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been drawn to allegations that appeared yesterday, in an article that was posted on the pro-armed opposition website nyamile.com, accusing the UNMISS peacekeepers of installing barbed wire fencing around SPLA garrisons in various locations in South Sudan to prevent SPLA troops from abandoning their positions in the event of future attacks.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Sudan and South Sudan Last update: 24/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2013) 9533 final.

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Le Libéria et la Sierra Leone témoignent devant l’Assemblée générale de la lutte pour leur survie face à l’épidémie d’Ebola

AG/11565

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
17e, 18e & 19e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les États Membres entendent également les avertissements des dirigeants israélien et syrien

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Widespread Indifference, Attempts to Create ‘Pseudo-Religious’ World Government Dominate Debate in General Assembly

GA/11565

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Countries at Epicentre of Ebola Crisis Discuss
Lack of Preparedness, Potential for Political Crisis

There was a danger of “widespread indifference” when a union of States was passive in the face of hostilities suffered by defenceless populations, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the General Assembly on the penultimate day of its annual debate.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 22-29 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM launches a psychosocial project that aims to enhance the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals.

Sudan: 48,484 refugees have been tracked and registered since the beginning of the conflict.
An IOM medical staff assists a patient after her medical check up in Assosa, Ethiopia.

Kenya: IOM continues to transport refugees from Nadapal border point to Kakuma Refugee Camp.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Five more things you need to know about the continuing crisis

In the nine months since conflict began in South Sudan, the UN and its humanitarian partners have assisted more than 3.1 million people. But the threat of violence, hunger and disease remains for millions of people across South Sudan. Even before this crisis, South Sudan was home to one of the world’s largest aid operations. The situation now is exponentially worse.

Read the full story on the OCHA website

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 29, 2014

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Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in South Sudan (A/HRC/27/74) (Advance Unedited Version)

Human Rights Council

Twenty-seventh session

Agenda items 2 and 10

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

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UNMISS mandate should include capacity and peace building, says Kiir

27 September 2014 - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir expressed concern today that the new UNMISS mandate focused on protecting civilians rather than other activities, including capacity building.

Speaking to the UN General Assembly in New York, Mr. Kiir said such changes had “serious implications in service delivery to the people of South Sudan”.

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Centre for women’s problems set up in Bentiu

26 September 2014 - To allow women in the UNMISS protection sites in Bentiu, Unity State, to speak about their concerns as well as their roles in peace building, the mission had established a centre for them.

Young girls are also welcome at the Women’s Centre, which was set up by UNMISS Relief Rehabilitation and Protection (RRP) unit and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), to play games and socialize.

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Five killed, four injured in Lakes state shootings

Report
Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2014 (RUMBEK) – At least five people were killed and four others injured when unidentified gunmen attacked passengers on Rumbek-Wulu highway in South Sudan’s Lakes state last week.

Authorities said two women were among those killed in the attack. No suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

“The attackers have not yet been captured, but our forces are move towards Wulu county to hunt for the suspects,” a senior police officer told Sudan Tribune.

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Ganyliel Health Center in Panyijiar County, Unity state has run out of essential drugs supplies

Report
Miraya FM

Ganyliel’s Medical Officer Daniel Gai says the last drug stocks ran out in January this year and patients for the last nine months have been relying on the International Rescue Committee for drugs.

Gai says many patients are being turned away due to shortage of drugs. He calls on International organizations to send medical supplies to the area.

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Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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Hundreds waiting under trees in Poktap for food aid

Report
Sudan Tribune

September 27, 2014 (BOR) – Hundreds of people are said to be waiting under trees, exposed to rain and mosquitoes, for food aid in Duk county’s Poktap village.

He said some people had walked for more than 11 hours from Pajut and other villages in the west and north of the county to reach Poktap, and were now waiting for the World Food Programme (WFP) and Catholic Relief Service (CRS) teams to arrive in Poktap village town to begin food distribution.

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S. Sudanese government agrees to federal system with rebels

Report
Sudan Tribune

September 27, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The peace talks between the South Sudanese warring factions have seen a slow but encouraging progress as president Salva Kiir’s government has agreed to installation of federal system of governance.

Observers at the peace talks told Sudan Tribune on Saturday that various committees formed were working on different documents in order to agree on issues of security, governance and economy of the young troubled nation.

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Stakeholders report progress at peace negotiations

Report
Miraya FM

Progress has been reported at the ongoing peace talks between the government and the opposition at Bahir Dar town, in Ethiopia.

Bishop Enock Tombe, a member of the religious leaders’ stakeholders’ delegation says both sides are beginning to discuss contentious issues, and have resolved to make bold decisions.