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06 May 2016 description

On 26 April 2016 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) discussed the crucial issue of post-conflict reconstruction and development in Africa.

Despite the many reports and documents on this issue, the continent is still struggling to find the right ways of helping countries that have recently emerged from conflict. There is a dire need for these processes across the continent, from the Central African Republic (CAR) to Mali and South Sudan.

06 May 2016 description

PORT SUDAN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival of a U.S. vessel carrying a food contribution worth approximately US$37 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

WFP will use the shipment of 47,500 metric tons of sorghum, a Sudanese staple, to cover the needs of nearly 200,000 South Sudanese refugees for five months and more than a million displaced people in Darfur for four months.

06 May 2016 description

A similar number of aid workers were detained, arrested or imprisoned by Non-State Actors (NSA) as by State Authorities (SA) between March 2015 and February 2016, according to open sources (26 and 25 respectively).

06 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR reaches 1,200 vulnerable IDPs in Western Bahr al Ghazal – UNHCR provided sanitary pads, blankets and kitchen sets to some 1,200 vulnerable women in Mboro, as part of an inter-agency response to 5,000 internally displaced people from Wau County.

06 May 2016 description

This is Security Council Report’s first research report on peace operations. To view the full report, please download the PDF.

05 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• In 2015, one of the strongest El Ninos on record, led to intense droughts in Ethiopia, Sudan and Somaliland. The growing season(s) of 2016 have assumed great importance: their performance will determine much of the well being of the affected populations, as further droughts could bring disastrous consequences.

05 May 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.

05 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 30 April 2016, Kakuma had received 54,163 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 190,822 with South Sudanese making up 52% of the overall camp population.

05 May 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Good prospects for 2016 first season crop production
  • Maize prices seasonally increasing but at low levels
  • High food vulnerability persists in Karamoja Region

Favourable prospects for 2016 first season crop production

05 May 2016 description

Port Sudan, Sudan | AFP | Thursday 5/5/2016 - 10:21 GMT

by Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali

Dockers began unloading tens of thousands of tonnes of food from a US aid ship on Thursday destined for war-torn areas of Sudan, an AFP correspondent reported.

The bulk carrier Liberty Grace docked in Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast with a cargo of 47,500 tonnes of sorghum, a staple food in Sudan.

Dozens of stevedores were unloading the shipment onto waiting trucks.

05 May 2016 description

In March 2016, fighting in Western Bahr el-Ghazal continued to forced thousands to flee their homes in and around Wau. In Gette payam, Jur River County, more than 5,000 IDPs are reported to be living in makeshift structures in four newly establish settlements after fleeing fighting in the border area between Bessilia and Gette payams during the month. In Jonglei, inter-communal fighting in Pochalla North and South counties from 21 to 31 March left thousands of people estimated to be displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance.

05 May 2016 description
report Miraya FM

The Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) is urging the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) to establish key transitional institutions provided for in the peace agreement.

Addressing the weekly press briefing in Juba, Ellen Magrethe Loej welcomed the formation of the interim government and called for the full implementation of transitional security arrangements to allow people return to their homes.

04 May 2016 description

Delivered 3 May 2016, in New York

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Last Wednesday, airstrikes obliterated Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo.

They blew apart at least 50 men, women and children.

It killed one of the last remaining paediatricians in the city.

A murderous airstrike.

There were almost 300 airstrikes in Aleppo over the last 10 days. Civilians, often in crowds, were repeatedly struck.

What are individuals in wars today? Expendable commodities, dead or alive.

Patients and doctors are legitimate targets.

04 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

223,623\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda as of 26 April 2016.

196,296
Pre-1st January 2016

27,327
From 1st January to the reporting period.

*note that figures are likely to fluctuate slightly in the coming weeks as the results of the verification exercise in Kiryandongo are reflected.

Settlement breakdown of SSD refugees and asylum seekers registered in 2016:

04 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12350-AFR/3371

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council welcomed the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) in South Sudan on April 29 as an important milestone in implementation of the “Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan” (the Agreement).

04 May 2016 description

Research reports and studies May 2016
Susan Nicolai, Romilly Greenhill, Maria Ana Jalles d'Orey, Arran Magee, Andrew Rogerson, Leni Wild, Joseph Wales

75 million children aged 3-18 years, living in 35 crisis-affected countries, are in desperate need of educational support. Education for these children has long been neglected, but there is a growing recognition of its central importance.