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26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

26 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 21 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,852 asylum seekers from South Sudan.

  • As at 17 May, 183,492 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS

Operational Context  UNHCR continued to conduct border monitoring visits to Nadapal three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) to ensure that asylum seekers received at the border have unhindered access to asylum and are treated humanely.

26 May 2015 description

23 May 2015 – During her visit to Bentiu, UNMISS Chief, Ellen Margrethe Løj, appealed to the Unity State Government for full cooperation with UNMISS and humanitarian agencies to reach vulnerable people in villages.

“Unless we can reach the villages where people are in need, I fear more people will seek assistance at the protection of civilian sites”, the UNMISS SRSG stated while meeting the Unity State Acting Governor and the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing.

26 May 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 25, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government on Monday said it welcomed the decision by the East African regional bloc of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which requested the neighbouring Sudan to play a leading role in resolving the ongoing internal conflict in South Sudan.

South Sudanese foreign minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, said his government would welcome Khartoum’s mediation’s process which would address root causes of the conflict and respect for sovereignty of the new independent state.

26 May 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/AB/4157

Deuxième partie de la reprise de session,
40e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

25 May 2015 description

Juba/Geneva (ICRC) - Residents slowly returning to the South Sudanese town of Leer, in the aftermath of fighting in and around the town last week, say they have little or no food and need advanced medical care.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which had to put its regular activities on hold a week ago, is the first humanitarian organization to return to Leer, which some 100,000 people have been forced to flee.

25 May 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 15:48 GMT

South Sudanese troops are back in full control of the strategic northern oil town of Malakal, after days of fierce fighting with rebel forces, the government claimed Monday.

The town, already in ruins after repeatedly swapping hands since South Sudan's civil war broke out in December 2013, is the state capital of Upper Nile and the gateway to the country's last remaining major oil fields.

25 May 2015 description

United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators or their representatives from 9 countries in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region (Burundi, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania), Regional Directors from humanitarian organizations including from Oxfam, IRC, NRC, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, DRC, OCHA, WFP, UNICEF, FAO, IOM, UNHCR and ISDR; the Office for the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes; the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank, met in Nairobi on 22 May 2015 to …

24 May 2015 description

21 May 2015 - A newly constructed security fence at Juba River Port will play a key role in facilitating humanitarian assistance, UNMISS Japanese Engineering contingent commander Col. Nishimur Osamu said in the national capital today.

Col. Nishimur, who was speaking at the hand-over ceremony of the fence constructed by his contingent to the South Sudanese government, said it will enhance the efficiency of UNMISS operations and humanitarian activities.

24 May 2015 description

20 May 2015 - UNMISS Police Commissioner Fred Yiga today visited the Western Equatoria State capital Yambio, on his last leg of a trip to three states in South Sudan.

Mr. Yiga had on earlier visited the Warrap State capital Kuajok and Northern Bahr El-Ghazal State capital Aweil on 18 May and 19 May respectively.

Speaking to Radio Miraya journalists in Aweil, the UN Police chief said he was in the state to follow up on how UN Police Advisors were implementing the Mission’s protection of civilians mandate, and to ensure better cooperation with State Authorities.

24 May 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Asia and South Asia

Nepal Earthquake

24 May 2015 description

Juba, 24 May 2015: The Director General (DG) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing, accompanied by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, traveled to Bentiu on Saturday 23 May.

24 May 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Sunday 5/24/2015 - 03:43 GMT

Soaring inflation and a likely currency collapse are adding to South Sudan's woes after 17 months of civil war characterised by brutal attacks on civilians.

The latest battles between government and rebel forces have centred on the country's last remaining functional oil fields.

24 May 2015 description

19 May 2015 - As part of continued efforts to achieve peace, it is vital for local authorities to ensure that abducted children and women as well as raided cattle are returned to their families and owners, the Greater Pibor Administrative Area chief said in Jonglei State’s Bor County today.

David Yau Yau was speaking at a ceremony during which he handed over four children aged between two and six years to county authorities. The children were abducted from Kulnyang payam in February 2014.

23 May 2015 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 510th meeting held on 22 May 2015, in Swakopmund, Namibia, was briefed by the Commission on the recent developments on the situation in South Sudan.

23 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Simon Peter Apiku

As the onset of the rainy season threatens a rise in malaria cases in South Sudan, UNICEF is helping to protect families with insecticide-treated bed nets and medication.

JUBA, South Sudan, 22 May 2015 – A young woman secures her baby tightly on her back with a piece of cloth and bends down to pick up a package on the ground in front of her.

But this is no ordinary package.

23 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· The situation in South Sudan has drastically deteriorated in the past two weeks, with heavy fighting on-going across Unity and Upper Nile states. 100,000 people have been displaced and 650,000 have been cut off from aid as humanitarian organizations have been forced to withdraw from affected areas.