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South Sudan Food Security Update - Volume 23, 16 October 2014

Highlights:

  • Food Security situation started improving across the Country and is likely to continue through December 2014.

  • 1.5 million People are projected to remain in Crisis and Emergency food insecurity situation through December 2014.

  • Constrained humanitarian access and funding gaps remain key challenges to intervene adequately.

  • Dramatic rise of staple food prices likely in Greater Upper Nile States higher than normal fluctuation.

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Funding Update (as of 21 October 2014)

Ten months of conict in South Sudan have shattered the lives of millions of people. So far, partners have reached over 3.5 million people with assistance of the 3.8 million targeted. The Crisis Response Plan for 2014 is 61 per cent funded, leaving a shortfall of $696 million. Resources are urgently needed for the most critical requirements until the end of the year.

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 Crisis Situation Report No. 59 (as of 23 October 2014)

Aid organizations providing water, sanitation and hygiene support reached 3.5 million people as of October, though the response needed to be sustained.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Displaced Return to Rebuild Lives in South Sudan's Bor

Report
Voice of America

Philip Aleu

BOR— At a compound in Bor, workers pound nails into wooden planks and iron sheets as they build a shelter for Joseph Chaar Anyuat and his family. It will provide shade on sunny days, and protection from downpours when it rains.

Anyuat is one of nearly two million South Sudanese who have fled their homes since this young country plunged into conflict nearly 11 months ago. Most are still living in U.N. protection of civilian sites, in refugee camps outside the country, or in makeshift shelters in South Sudan.

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Making ACTED facilities more accessible for vulnerable people in South Sudan

In South Sudan’s capital Juba, ACTED is providing sanitation facilities – latrines, showers and laundry points – for 11,000 people who have been displaced by the ongoing crisis and are seeking refuge in a United Nations base. ACTED’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) team have participated in a training workshop organised by Handicap International to orient WASH professionals on disability and creating accessible facilities for people in vulnerable situations. Topics included different vulnerable groups and their needs, types of disabilities, its prevalence etc.

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The survival struggle of a South-Sudanese single mother

Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, the inspiring story of Cuaca sheds some light on the bravery of the displaced South Sudanese population, who are surviving against all odds. Our partners at UNICEF bring her story.

The remoteness of Cuaca’s new home makes it a hard place to raise her three children. There are no roads, markets, hospitals or schools. Two of the four wells in the village are broken, while the population that depends on this water has doubled.

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Ten people are reported dead and several others injured in clashes in Rumbek North County, in Lakes State

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Miraya FM

The fighting occurred in a cattle camp in the Malek area, 40 miles from Rumbek town.

The MP representing Constituency Number Two in Rumbek North, Marik Nanga Marik, says the clashes were between armed youth and what appeared to be SPLA soldiers.

Marik is calling on the national government to intervene.

Marik Nanga Marik: “The situation may escalate further and then create unnecessary conflict. I am calling on the national government to send a delegation urgently to come and address this … situation. I really regret the lives that have been lost on both sides.”

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Caught in the Middle: Civilian Protection in South Sudan

The recent fighting between the government of South Sudan’s forces and rebels aligned with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State proves that civilian protection remains the key challenge for the United Nations in South Sudan. During the attack by rebel forces, sixteen civilians were killed, including a paramount chief with his four children. Despite several signed cease-fires, civilians continue to be subjected to “extraordinary acts of cruelty” and ethnically motivated violence.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

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IDPs call on aid agencies to introduce more humane burial procedures

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Sudan Tribune

October 21, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Internally displaced people (IDPs) lsheltering inside a UN camp in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state have complains of poor burial procedures for their deceased relatives.

Lang Diar Hoth, a youth leader for IDPs at the UN camp, told Sudan Tribune by phone on Tuesday that the way aid agencies conducted burial arrangements was unfair for relatives of the dead.

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Bor MP expresses regret over renewed raids on villages

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Sudan Tribune

October 22, 2014 (BOR) – A legislator from Jonglei state’s Bor county has described two separate incidents that led to death of one man and the looting of about 200 head of cattle on Tuesday as “regretful”.

Maker Chol Adol, who represents Bor’s Makuach and Anyidi payams (districts), said the attackers remain unknown, but urged neighbouring communities to ensure that the perpetuators are brought to justice.

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Churches lead reconciliation initiatives in South Sudan

Baptists have joined other Christian groups to end fighting in South Sudan.

Edward Dima, president of the Baptist Convention of South Sudan told the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) that church and community leaders met several times in October with an aim to bring conflicts in the northeastern African country to an end.

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have been displaced by nine months of civil war in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile, and in Juba, the capital. Millions more are refugees in bordering countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

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UN: Rape Used as Weapon of War in S. Sudan Conflict

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Voice of America

Lisa Schlein
October 23, 2014 3:47 PM

GENEVA— A senior U.N. official says rape is used as a weapon of war in the conflict between government SPLA and opposition forces in South Sudan. The official who recently visited this war-torn country says sexual violence against women and girls is rampant in camps for internally displaced people.

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There has been a noted increase in the number of malaria cases in Warrap State

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Miraya FM

The Director General of Kuajok hospital, Dr. Ring Chiman, says six people have died from malaria this month alone.

Chiman blames the increase on the pools of water that serve as breeding grounds for the malaria causing mosquitoes.

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South Sudanese traders in Uganda’s Moyo district are relocating their businesses to Kajo-Keji County in Central Equatoria State

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Miraya FM

The relocation follows clashes last month that occurred between citizens of KajoKeji and Moyo District over a piece of land. The tensions left hundreds of people displaced and property destroyed.

Central Equatoria State Police Commissioner Maj. Gen. Henry Danima says the traders claim their businesses are much safer in KajoKeji

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Ethiopia: EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees

Summary: 23 October 2014, Brussels - The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa: it is sheltering more than 643 000 refugees. Most of them are fleeing the conflict in South Sudan and are facing malnutrition and the risk of epidemics.

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Rapid Assessment Report in South Sudan, Jonglei State - August 2014

Executive Summary

Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.

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South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

Juba, Soudan du Sud | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 12:16 GMT

A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.

The suggestion emerged after around 90 women, including several members of South Sudan's parliament, met in the capital Juba this week to come up with ideas on how to "to advance the cause of peace, healing and reconciliation".

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UN Secretary General's Humanitarian Envoy and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Praise Sudan for Generously Welcoming South Sudanese Refugees

Khartoum, 22 October 2014 -- United Nations Secretary-General's Humanitarian Envoy Abdullah al Matouq and UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned yesterday from a visit to Sudan's White Nile State, where more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugees currently reside in 4 sites. They visited the Joda border crossing through which the majority of the South Sudanese refugees have arrived in White Nile State and went to Al Alagaya refugee site, which hosts over 8,000 refugees.