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Responding to Dire Needs in South Sudan Three Years after Independence

Posted by Linda Etim on Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Three years after the Republic of South Sudan’s exhilarating independence on July 9, 2011, following decades of civil war, the people of this young nation are facing their most dire crisis yet.

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International humanitarian group - AMREF health Africa has conducted close to 700 medical procedures on people injured in the ongoing conflict

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The consultations include general surgeries for people who have suffered serious injury, mainly gunshot wounds.

AMREF country Director, George Bhoka says they are targeting up to three thousand cases.

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The Chinese government has announced a grant of 24 million US dollars to go towards healthcare

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The pledge was made during a recent visit by Vice President Wani Igga to China.

The Vice President says the funding will be used to purchase drugs and medical supplies for the Mayardit hospital.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government has also pledged its continued support for the ongoing peace process.

Vice President Wani Igga says officials of the Chinese People’s party have offered training for SPLM carders.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #30, Reporting Period 3 - 8 July 2014

Highlights

  • South Sudan is facing a hunger catastrophe, with the number of children dying of malnutrition-related causes increasing drastically. An estimated 235,000 children under 5 will require treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, twice as many as last year. To respond to this dire situation, UNICEF and WFP are stepping up rapid response missions to remote areas, as well as increasing partnerships, supplies and technical assistance. UNICEF urgently needs $29.8 million to scale up its nutrition response.

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UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #3 (Reporting Period May - June 2014)

Highlights:

  • With UNICEF support, the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Bureaus in eight regions (Oromia, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, Afar, Somali, SNNPR, and Tigray) revised their 2014 multi-sectoral Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans during May and June 2014.

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War and hunger darken South Sudan third anniversary

07/10/2014 02:14 GMT

by Aymeric VINCENOT

JUBA, July 10, 2014 (AFP) - South Sudan's warring leaders called on each other to restart peace talks Wednesday, all the while trading blame for a raging civil war that marred independence celebrations in the world's youngest nation.

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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 33 (as of 10 July 2014)

Highlights

  • Clashes in and around the St. Joseph IDP site in Bambari killed an estimated 26 people, injured 35 and displaced thousands of IDPs.

  • Thirty-four people were injured in a grenade attack on a mosque in Paoua.

  • The latest figures show 105,300 IDPs in Bangui, down 4.3 per cent compared with last week.

  • According to UNHCR, more than 145,000 people from CAR became refugees in neighbouring countries between 5 December 2013 and 29 June 2014.

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Cholera in South Sudan Situation Report # 55 as at 23:59 Hours, 10 July 2014

Situation Update

A total of 3,263 cholera cases including 79 deaths (CFR 2.4%) had been reported in South Sudan as of 10 July 2014, as summarized in Tables 1 and 2

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Cholera stalks the country on Independence Day

Today is South Sudan’s Independence Day – the country’s third.

It’s a day of mixed emotions. For the last six months, South Sudan has been plunged into violence and chaos.

Over a million children and their families have been forced to flee their homes.

And now cholera has broken out

This highly infectious and potentially fatal disease is sweeping the country with outbreaks or alerts in nine of the 10 states. In Eastern Equatoria State alone, more than 20 people have died.

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What we must do to prevent tragedy: 5 urgent needs

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Today marks the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence. Since that hard-won achievement, the celebration has been tragically short-lived. The world’s youngest country was fragile and underdeveloped, but making the first steps of progress when violent conflict erupted this past December.

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South Sudan at risk of failing – Kiir

9 July 2014 - The South Sudanese people voted in the referendum to become “first class citizens” in their own country, but were now at risk of losing that freedom, President Salva Kiir Mayardit said in Juba today as the country commemorated its third Independence Day anniversary.

“What you are doing today, people of South Sudan, cannot make you a free state,” said President Kiir. “Instead, the “F” for “free” can be turned to “failed”. That is what our enemies want. Do we encourage them on that route or do we prove them wrong? That is up to you also to decide.”

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No reason to celebrate independence, say internally displaced persons

9 July 2014 - Even before the crisis, many South Sudanese people saw no reason to celebrate independence, internally displaced persons (IDPs) said in Juba recently, ahead of today’s third independence anniversary celebrations.

As the country commemorated the anniversary, the mood in protection-of-civilians sites on UNMISS bases in the national capital could be described as indifferent.

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Mission to South-Sudan: comments by the State on the report of the Special Rapporteur (A/HRC/26/33/Add.5)

Comments on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in South Sudan from 6 to 15 November 2013.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani - Mission to South Sudan (A/HRC/26/33/Add.3) (Advance Unedited Version)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, visited South Sudan from 6 to 15 November 2013. This was the Mandate’s first visit to the country after its independence in 2011 at a time where tensions were very high and indicative of the violence that broke out in December and unfolded into an armed conflict that not only worsened the dire situation of those who had been displaced before the crisis, but resulted in a large-scale displacement and protection crisis

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South Sudan Crisis Regional Response Appeal - May 2014

Regional Response Appeal to assist displaced populations

Following the South Sudan crisis which has left many people killed and displaced, NRC has launched a regional emergency appeal to make it possible for a meaningful humanitarian action to take place.

During a recent visit to Awerial, NRC Secretary General Jan Egeland witnessed the poor conditions that internally displaced persons were living in, with multiple families clustered around every tree or bush seeking shelter from harsh climate.

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Sudan, South in 'life-saving' deal for millions of hungry

07/09/2014 14:50 GMT

KHARTOUM, July 9, 2014 (AFP) - Life-saving aid could move from Sudan to its former enemy South Sudan under a deal to feed some of the millions battling hunger in the war-torn South, a diplomat said Wednesday.

The two countries signed on Tuesday evening a memorandum of understanding for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver food to northern South Sudan, said Kau Nak, the South's charge d'affaires in Khartoum.

"It's a kind of a life-saving mission," he told AFP on the third anniversary of the South's separation from Sudan.

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Sophia, a vocation training and grant success story in South Sudan

Sophia is a mother of four who fled to South Sudan after intense fighting in Sudan in 2011, abandoning her belongings behind. She seeked refuge in Gendrassa refugee camp, Upper Nile State.

Sophia graduated from a three month tailoring and business management course at ACTED’s Vocational Training Centre, supported by the Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration. Then, she received a grant of $100 from ACTED to launch her tailoring business.