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23 Mar 2015 description

20 March 2015 - To raise awareness and sensitization on human rights amongst civil society organizations (CSOs) in Lakes State, UNMISS organized a two-day workshop in the state capital Rumbek.

According to UNMISS Human Rights Officer John Oziegbe, the forum was aimed at correcting wrong perceptions and opinions about human rights, as well as to ensure that CSOs are adequately equipped to confront and report human rights violations.

23 Mar 2015 description

By Bernhard Helmberger, Austrian Red Cross and Marial Mayom, South Sudan Red Cross

23 Mar 2015 description

Commentaires :

A la semaine 8 de la saison épidémique 2015, trois (3) districts ont franchi le seuil épidémique et trois (3) autres le seuil d’alerte au Ghana et au Nigeria.

  • Ghana : Le district de Nadom qui avait franchi le seuil épidémique à la semaine 2 est repassé à nouveau en phase épidémique avec un TA de 19.3 et, le district de Daffiama-Buissie-Issa a franchi le seuil d’alerte avec un TA de 6.0

23 Mar 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • The 2015 appeal calls for $386 million; with $41 million carry-over from 2014, the target is $344 million.
    Funding prospects are bleak.

  • Commodity shortfalls are reported for the first round relief food ration for 2015.

  • Following the relocation of more than 48,000 South Sudanese refugees from Leitchuor camp,
    Jewi, the new camp in Gambella region, will nearly reach full capacity. Additional camp sites are needed to accommodate new arrivals

23 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 19 March 2015, Kakuma had received 45,431 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 15 March, 181,119 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.

23 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires USD 54 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

  • In Uganda, WFP will lift 50 percent ration cuts for refugees who arrived before June 2013 in April thanks to the receipt of new contributions.

  • Fears of renewed fighting in Upper Nile State, may result in an increased number of people crossing into neighboring countries in the coming weeks, particularly in Sudan.

23 Mar 2015 description
  • WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin arrives in South Sudan accompanied by the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome David Lane.

The visit is anticipated to bring increased visibility to the ongoing crisis, as well as to support WFP and the broader humanitarian team in providing needs-based assistance to all affected communities on both sides of the conflict. The ED and the Ambassador will travel to Ganyiel (Unity) tomorrow 21 March and brief the press on 22 March.

23 Mar 2015 description

Deterioration to Emergency (IPC Phase 4) expected in Greater Upper Nile in April

Key Messages

  • The lean season has begun in parts of Greater Upper Nile (GUN) where poor and IDP households depleted food stocks by December and January. Expansion of fishing and hunting has not mitigated cereal deficits, causing a deterioration in food security outcomes. Fighting in parts of Unity and Upper Nile in recent weeks has further limited access to seasonal food and income sources.

23 Mar 2015 description

The regional food and nutrition security alert covers Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda; these are the countries expected to receive normal to below normal rains during March to May season according to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 39) held in Nairobi between 23rd and 25th February 2015. This rainfall season constitutes a critical period for agricultural and livestock production in the region.

23 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

● A humanitarian barge departed Bor on 16 March. The barge was carrying over 1,000 mt of relief items to Malakal.

● So far in 2015, 214,950 children (37 per cent girls) have been reached with education support in South Sudan.

● There were reports of localized population displacement following fighting in Greater Upper Nile as well as inter-communal violence in Lakes State.

● Humanitarian partners have reviewed service provision in Mingkaman in order to rationalise them and prioritise life-saving assistance.

23 Mar 2015 description

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to the Human Rights Council resolution 26/31, requesting the High Commissioner for Human Rights to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan and to report thereon to the Council at its twenty-eighth session, with recommendations on technical assistance measures, including on human rights education, to overcome challenges in the areas of security, accountability and transitional justice.

23 Mar 2015 description
infographic Food Security Cluster

As of March 2015, country-level Food Security Clusters/Sectors are on average only 20% funded 20% while coordination remains critical.

23 Mar 2015 description

“Water is the driving force of all nature” once declared Leonardo da Vinci, and World Water Day is an important reminder that water is the driving force of food and energy, environment, health, agriculture, and overall sustainable development.

22 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

New release will bring number of freed children to more than 1,300 since January 26

JUBA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 21 March, 2015 – Up to 250 child soldiers including four girls, one as young as nine, were released today in South Sudan from an armed group, the Cobra Faction. Another 400 are being released over the next two days.

21 Mar 2015 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 20 March 2015: The Joint Border Commission (JBC) of the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan concluded, on 18 March 2015, in Addis Ababa, its 3rd meeting, with the signing of an Agreement for the establishment of an Escrow Account to meet the cost of demarcation of the boundary between the two States. The three-day meeting was held under the auspices of the African Union Border Programme (AUBP) and in accordance with the JBC Resolutions adopted in Juba, South Sudan, from 7 to 8 February 2015.