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Recommendations to the Security Council

Central African Republic (CAR)

The ex-Seleka coalition and associated armed groups are listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, and attacks on schools and/or hospitals. The antiBalaka is listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, and rape and other forms of sexual violence.

03 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 2 August 2015, a total of 1,427 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.94%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,307 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.14%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 120 cases including one death (CFR 0.83%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

03 Aug 2015 description

by Dr Ruby Siddiqui, MSF epidemiologist 3 August 2015

“The current situation is precarious, with new arrivals coming every day to the UN Protection of Civilians camp in Bentiu in search of shelter and protection. The upsurge of fighting in Unity state since April has forced many from their homes and an estimated 110,000 displaced people are now living here. That’s more than double the number of people here a few months ago and it feels more like a city than a camp.

Facilities under strain

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) remains active and a threat to vulnerable communities in South Sudan, CAR and DRC. The trend in LRA attacks and deaths has remained constant since 2012, however a steady increase in abductions continues to be reported.

03 Aug 2015 description

This report is the fifth in a series of Protection Trends papers prepared by the South Sudan Protection Cluster in close collaboration with the three sub-clusters and other protection actors.3 After providing an overview of the main security, political and economic developments, the paper discusses selected key issues reported and observed between 1 April and early July 2015: forced displacement, gender based violence, grave violations of children’s rights, protection threats at UNMISS Protection of Civilians (POC) sites, the protection situation outside the Greater Upper Nile region, …

03 Aug 2015 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 1 August 2015, a total of 1,411 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.98%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,293 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.17%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 118 cases including one death (CFR 0.85%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

02 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 31 July 2015, a total of 1,396 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,280 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.2%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 116 cases including one death (CFR 0.86%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

01 Aug 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 31, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has downplayed possibility of a peace agreement soon with the armed opposition faction led by his former deputy, Riek Machar, criticizing the compromise proposal from IGAD-Plus as a designed document to perpetuate the war in the oil rich Upper Nile region.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description

August 1, 2015 is the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. Despite the clear success of the convention, which 117 countries have signed, cluster munitions were still being used in conflicts in 2015.

01 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 29 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre has been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border.

31 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 30 July 2015, a total of 1,383 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3.04%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,268 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.23%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

31 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June