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27 Mar 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jacob Achiek
Last updated on: March 26, 2015 10:59 AM

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN— South Korean peacekeepers have started building a levee to help prevent flooding in a village in South Sudan's Jonglei state, local officials said Thursday.

26 Mar 2015 description

24 March 2015 - United Nations Mine Action Services (UNMAS) on Tuesday detonated mines and unexploded remnants of war in Magwi County in Eastern Equatoria State.

Toby Lanzer, United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator, witnessed the operation and said the event marked an early start of the annual celebration of the International Mine Action Day (4 April), this year with the theme “Modern Mines”.

26 Mar 2015 description

Torit, 26 March—UNMISS today trained about forty new Rwandan peacekeepers in Torit on protection of children and armed conflict.

UNMISS Child Protection Unit’s says the course is part of efforts to increase awareness and highlight peacekeepers’ role in the protection of children in armed conflict and crisis situations.

“The idea is to help the troops [peacekeepers] understand the risks children face in conflict and how they can help the children when necessary,” said Child Protection Officer Amos Cassel.

26 Mar 2015 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$4.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to support both its emergency response in South Sudan, and its United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the country.

This contribution is part of the US$88 million Japan pledged at the High Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan held in Nairobi last month.

26 Mar 2015 description

The Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) for Sudan and South Sudan project is pleased to announce the release of a new Working Paper:

‘Real but Fragile: The Greater Pibor Administrative Area,’ by Claudio Todisco

26 Mar 2015 description

JUBA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$4.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to support both its emergency response in South Sudan, and its United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the country.

This contribution is part of the US$88 million Japan pledged at the High Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan held in Nairobi last month.

26 Mar 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan, 26 March 2015 - The Government of Japan has provided 3.22 million USD to the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) to implement the project “Strengthening Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care in Crisis Affected Areas in South Sudan”.

26 Mar 2015 description

Considering the substantial scale-up in activities through 2014, there is a relatively low number of access incidents constraining the aid operation. However, humanitarian access continued to be hampered by violence against aid workers and assets, interference in implementation, and active hostilities throughout the month of February. Indications are that the incidents have been caused by all parties to the conflict, with the majority occurring in Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

26 Mar 2015 description

Background

Common services provided to the humanitarian community by the Logistics Cluster (LC) are not intended to replace the logistics operations of individual organisations. The provision of common services is intended to fill identified gaps and maximize the utility of limited logistics resources within South Sudan. For road transportation, as there is a commercial market available, organisations are responsible for organising the transport of cargo to areas that are accessible by road.

Purpose of these guidelines

26 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 mars 2015 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de solidarité avec les membres du personnel de l'ONU détenus ou porté disparus, le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon a demandé aux États Membres concernés de remettre immédiatement en liberté tous les fonctionnaires de l'Organisation et les membres du personnel associé qu'ils détiennent illégalement.

25 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

  • WHO has updated its mass casualty plan and prepositioned trauma kits and emergency medicines in light of continued fighting in Bentiu, Unity State.

  • WHO and health partners immunised more than 2.4 million children under-5 years in the seven stable states with the oral polio vaccine (OPV) in the first round of National Immunisation Days (NID).

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 March 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for the release of all United Nations personnel who have been unlawfully arrested and detained, in a message to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.

25 Mar 2015 description

"What is science?" the teacher asks. In front of him there are about 40 teenagers dressed in light purple school uniforms. "It’s the study of living and not living things. How do you recognise a living thing?"

Faiza raises her hand. "A living thing can move from one place to another," she says in a clear voice. "Very good," the teacher makes a note on the board while the students applaud.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

25 Mar 2015 description

Students in a South Sudanese refugee camp embrace education

(LWI) – “I came here to learn”. 18-year-old Mobarak Habil Ibrahim introduces himself. He fled the conflict in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan, and left his parents. His temporary home is Ajuong Thok refugee camp in South Sudan.

25 Mar 2015 description

Teaching in the Global Village

(LWI) - “In most cases the mouse is green and the keyboard purple,” the teacher explains. 27 men and women stretch their necks and inspect the back frame of their PCs to find the connector ports the young woman in front of them is talking about. It’s the first class of the “Informatics, Computer and Technology” (ICT) project at Ajuong Thok refugee camp.

25 Mar 2015 description

LWF Installs Solar Pumps to Improve Water Supply

(LWI) – Without water, the classrooms in Ayilo refugee camp remain empty. The simple equation is explained by the headmaster of Ayilo2A primary school in Adjumani district, Uganda.

25 Mar 2015 description

Relocation Site for Flooded Leitchuor Camps Established

(LWI) – Hope for the refugees in the flooded Ethiopian camps of Gambella: A new camp site has been approved for relocation. On Sunday 15 March, the Gambella regional authorities endorsed Jewii as the new camp for urgent development ahead of the next rainy season which is expected to start in May or June. The Jewii camp will have a capacity to host 50,000 people, accommodating the refugees, mostly women and children, from the flood-affected Leitchuor.

25 Mar 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

  • Conflict in Iraq has disrupted food markets, leading to price hikes in Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Kirkuk. According to the 2014-2015 Strategic Response Plan, around 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, and over 2.5 million people are currently displaced.