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14 Jul 2016 description

Juba, 14 July 2016 - In response to the growing humanitarian crisis that has caused deaths, high numbers of civilian injuries in Juba City and the displacement of thousands of residents fleeing from the conflict, WHO has donated to Juba Teaching Hospital accident and emergency unit trauma kits sufficient to conduct 500 surgeries and various intravenous infusions to save the lives of the increasing number of injured patients. In addition, WHO has provided 100 body bags and personal protective equipment (PPE) for dead body management.

14 Jul 2016 description

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Thursday 7/14/2016 - 16:57 GMT |

by Peter MARTELL with Michael O'HAGAN in Nimule, Uganda

A heavily armed Ugandan military convoy crossed into South Sudan Thursday to evacuate citizens trapped in the capital Juba, amid fears that fierce fighting could flare up again despite a ceasefire.

Following four days of intense battles in Juba that left hundreds dead and forced around 40,000 to flee, a tense ceasefire has been in place since Monday but the UN has warned that violence could erupt again.

14 Jul 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

• The June 2016 FSNWG update indicates that approximately 28 million people in the Horn of Africa region are severely food insecure (IPC Phase 3 Crisis and Phase 4 Emergency) in selected countries and are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The majority of them are in Ethiopia (10.2), South Sudan (4.8), DRC (4.5) and Sudan (4.4). Key areas of concern remain the northeastern parts of Ethiopia previously hit by drought, parts of Sudan, northern Somalia,
Djibouti, and Karamoja in Uganda.

14 Jul 2016 description

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why don’t states in the Horn of Africa join the ATT?

The text of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which came into force in December 2014, has been hailed as a milestone in facilitating the regulation of international arms transfers. Africa countries where instrumental in the process; forty seven African states voted yes and Kenya codrafted the text of the Treaty.

14 Jul 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 13, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) on Wednesday said that new influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing bloody fighting have arrived in Sudan.

Last week, fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital Juba between followers of President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the former rebel leader who became vice president under a deal to end a two-year civil war.

The violence, which has killed hundreds of people, broke out as the world’s newest nation prepared to mark five years of independence from Sudan on July 9.

14 Jul 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Gabriel Odima

The Rev. Gabriel Odima is President of the Africa Center for Peace and Democracy.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, USA, Jul 13 2016 (IPS) - The dark road to Peace in South Sudan began with the manner in which the Machakos Peace agreement was crafted.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

14 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

JUBA, South Sudan, 13 July 2016 – UNICEF and partners are providing urgent life-saving assistance to thousands of people displaced by last weekend’s heavy fighting in Juba.

Four trucks of supplies were dispatched from UNICEF warehouses and taken to a UN displacement site in Juba as soon as movement became possible in the city earlier today. High-energy food bars were also distributed in two churches where families have gathered.

14 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

13 July 2016 – Given the unstable security situation in South Sudan following clashes between Government and opposition forces which left some 272 people, including 33 civilians, dead, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today proposed that the UN Mission there be extended until the end of August to allow a rapid assessment on the need for a stronger mandate.

14 Jul 2016 description
  • Juba airport remains open and relocation of people continues. However, the Ethiopian Airlines flight scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled. Furthermore, information gathered from people leaving confirms severe harassment and confiscation of cash from passengers by security forces.

14 Jul 2016 description
report Miraya FM

More than 800 households sheltering in United Nations compound in Tomping have started receiving relief aid.

The UN’s food agency – WFP and the International Organization for Migration, IOM plus other partner distributed blankets, mosquito nets, sleeping mats and cartons of biscuits to the internally displaced people at the PoC site in Juba.

Philip Boterere, IOM’s shelter department operations officer, said on Wednesday that he hopes that these items will cushion their situation for now.

14 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With the ceasefire currently holding, on 13 July, UNICEF teams were able to visit UN House and Tomping; 438 children under five were provided with four-day emergency food rations.

  • Four trucks of supplies were dispatched on 13 July, including WASH, health, and nutrition supplies. Distribution is expected to continue on 14 July.

  • Humanitarian access for water provision remains a challenge. Very little amount of water was delivered through water trucking to affected populations in UN House since 9 July.

13 Jul 2016 description

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, JULY 13, 2016 — Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are responding to medical needs in Juba following recent intense fighting in the city.

Yesterday, a four-person team ran mobile clinics at St. Theresa Church, where 2,500 people were taking refuge. The team focused on those most in need of medical care and treated 115 people, including 82 children.

13 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

7737th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Delegate Voices Condolences for 2 Peacekeepers, Staff Member Killed in Juba

The Security Council must urgently consider imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan, the head of United Nations peacekeeping said today while briefing members today on the crisis evolving in that country.

13 Jul 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Situation Overview

Tensions in Juba between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)—loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir—and First Vice President Riek Machar’s forces, the Sudan People’s Liberation

Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO), erupted into violence in the past week. On July 7, SPLA and SPLA-IO forces entered into an altercation in the Juba suburb of Gudele. The confrontation culminated in the death of multiple SPLA soldiers and the wounding of one SPLA-IO soldier. Statements from both parties blame the other for opening fire first.

13 Jul 2016 description

Situation Update

The security situation in Wau has been affected by the conflict in Juba. There has been tension in town and movement out of town is suspended. IOM has established a stronger operational presence and is responding to the rapidly increasing populations at the UNMISS base and Cathedral.

CCCM

13 Jul 2016 description

Nimule, Uganda | AFP | Wednesday 7/13/2016 - 14:57 GMT

by Michael O'HAGAN

Predatory soldiers and the sluggish brown waters of the Unyama River separate thousands of fearful South Sudanese from the longed-for safety of neighbouring Uganda.

Thousands of people on the South Sudan side are eager to leave following days of intense battles in the capital Juba, 200 kilometres (125 miles) to the north, which have threatened a return to war.

The few who have so far crossed say soldiers relieve civilians of their possessions before letting them pass.

13 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Following four days of bloody clashes between rival forces in South Sudan, which has left close to 300 people dead, at least 42,000 displaced, and tens of thousands facing critical food and water shortages, the humanitarian situation in Juba is deteriorating despite the implementation of a fragile ceasefire on Monday evening.

13 Jul 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) begins humanitarian assistance in South Sudan’s capital Juba, where fighting broke out again last weekend. The 100,000 euros appropriated from FCA’s disaster fund will be allocated to food and water distribution. The work begins immediately.

13 Jul 2016 description

Ce bulletin présente un résumé de la réponse du secteur santé à la crise centrafricaine au cours des cinq premiers mois de l’année 2016. Il met surtout en exergue les principales actions réalisées par les partenaires dans les zones prioritaires retenues dans le plan opérationnel 2016 du cluster santé et les foyers d’épidémie

PRINCIPAUX POINTS SITUATION POLITIQUE

  • Le 30 mars 2016 a officiellement marqué la fin de trois années de transition politique en République centrafricaine

SITUATION SECURITAIRE