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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.

15 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • On 9 November, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) facilitated the recommitment to the implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement of 23 January.

  • Escalating inter-communal tensions between the youth in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal, Upper Nile State, continued to disrupt humanitarian operations.

11 Nov 2014 description

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to be active and a threat to vulnerable communities in CAR and DRC. Since January 2014, a total of 157 LRA attacks, 22 deaths and 432 abductions have been reported. This compares at 81 per cent of total LRA attacks, 30 per cent of total deaths and 125 per cent of total abductions reported in 2013. The trend in LRA attacks remains similar in pattern since 2012, however a steady increase in number of abductions continues to be reported.

10 Nov 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • Some 5,000 Eritrean refugees, primarily from Asmara, arrived in Ethiopia during October.

  • DRMFSS dispatched initial relief food assistance to flood affected people in Dassenech woreda and is collaborating with FAO and sector partners to initiate livestock intervention.

  • Woredas in the lowlands of Oromia that did not receive enough rains to replenish water sources continue to report water shortages

09 Nov 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

WFP’s first humanitarian convoy from Sudan to South Sudan delivered 700 MT of food to meet the needs of 45,000 IDPs for one month.

• EU called for a political solution to the conflict in Darfur and support to the national dialogue during a visit to South Darfur.

• SMoH and WHO reported 81 cases of hemorrhagic fever in North Darfur since late August, of which 15 cases were confirmed as dengue fever, with three deaths.

08 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • Sporadic fighting was reported in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states. Aid workers have restricted movement due to the insecurity.

  • Humanitarian operations in Malakal, Upper Nile, were disrupted, following a dispute between youth in PoC 1 and 2, and those in the new PoC site.

  • About 35,000 people were displaced by heavy fighting in Khorfulus area, Jonglei State, and are sheltering in Ayod and New Fangak areas. Aid agencies are assessing the impact and required response.

05 Nov 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government authorities in Khartoum have stated that there are no plans at the moment for any search operations in Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur.

  • Over 15,000 people in northern Abyei started receiving food aid for the first time since 2011.

  • FEWS NET reports that food security levels in Sudan will continue to improve in the October 2014 – February 2015 harvest period and will remain stable through March 2015.

  • Over 7,000 people who returned to two villages in West Darfur were registered by IOM last week.