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27 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Government of Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commission says about 205,000 refugees from South Sudan have sought shelter in Sudan since December 2013

  • Eight people were killed and another 33 injured as a result of aerial bombings between 17 – 23 November in SPLM-N areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, says the SKBNCU

  • The North Darfur State Ministry of Health reports that the number of haemorrhagic fever cases in the state stands at 114

26 Nov 2014 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia hosts the largest South Sudanese refugee population in the region with 256,000 people, including nearly 194,000 new arrivals registered since 15 December 2013. The number of arrivals increased of late from 90 people per day to an average daily arrival rate of 100 people.

25 Nov 2014 description

Distinguished members of the AU Peace and Security Council,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you for the great opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian challenges affecting the region and on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and other conflict situations in Africa.

Mr. Chairperson,

25 Nov 2014 description

(Addis Ababa, 25 November 2014): At the end of a four-day mission, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang said that the plight of South Sudanese refugees requires continued international attention.

24 Nov 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • Humanitarian partners continue to coordinate necessary response to floodaffected communities through the Gode, Jijiga (Somali region) and Amibara (Afar region) Incident Command Posts (ICP).

  • Eritrean refugees continue to arrive in northern Ethiopia in high numbers. 2,173 refugees arrived so far in November

24 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded a three-day mission to South Sudan, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments, and urged for more international support to enable humanitarians to scale-up and expand critical aid operations.

  • The security situation in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal remained relatively calm, as community elders engaged the warring youth in a bid to defuse the tensions.

21 Nov 2014 description

Juba, 21 November 2014): UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded her three-day mission to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments and urging the international community to continue providing support to enable humanitarians to scale up and expand critical aid operations.

20 Nov 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.

• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.

• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.

• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.

19 Nov 2014 description

Press Conference

South Sudan | 21 November 2014

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in South Sudan cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to a press briefing by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang.

The ASG will brief on the impact of the continuing humanitarian crisis in the country, and provide an update on the efforts being undertaken to improve the situation.

17 Nov 2014 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Kyung-Wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to South Sudan
WHEN: 19 – 21 November 2014
WHERE: Juba and field locations

UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Kyung-Wha Kang is scheduled to visit South Sudan from 19 to 21 November to draw attention to the humanitarian consequences of the current crisis and to mobilize support to scale up and expand critical aid operations.

17 Nov 2014 description

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has risen by half a million to 6.6 million people in the period between November 2013 and October 2014. These 6.6 million people in need consist of 3.1 million IDPs, 0.7 million refugees, and asylum seekers, 1.2 million malnourished children aged under five and 1.6 million people who are food insecure. Needs are greatest in the Darfur region, Southern Sudan (South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile States) and Eastern Sudan.

17 Nov 2014 description

OVERVIEW

A total of 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Since the beginning of 2014, fighting between Government security forces and armed movements have led to a cumulative estimate of over 430,000 people newly displaced in Darfur. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has led to over 105,000 people crossing the border into Sudan.