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10 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 9 July 2015: “On behalf of the humanitarian community, we congratulate South Sudan on the fourth anniversary of its independence. Today is a day for celebration of this nation’s long sought independence. This is also the moment to reflect on the terrible costs borne by its citizens in the many years of conflict leading to independence. The humanitarian community stood in solidarity with those who suffered in the wars that ended with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and celebrated with you at the nation’s establishment as a sovereign member of the world community.

10 Jul 2015 description

Monthly Operation Overview - June 2015

The Logistics Cluster is responsible for providing logistics coordination, information management and, where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, WFP, as lead-agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Highlights of the Operation

10 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • The resource situation remains critical in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. WFP is already implementing 30 percent ration cuts in Kenya. Without new contributions for Kenya, rations may be reduced further in the coming months, to stretch available resources. In addition, Sudan and Uganda refugee opera-tions face pipeline breaks in the coming months if additional funding is not available.

10 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

18,841 families receives seeds in Doro and Yusuf Batil Camps

1490 Sudanese new arrivals and refugees relocated from Yida settlement to Ajuong Thok.

300 refugees trained on how to produce energy stoves in Ajuong Thok.

79 solar street lights installed in Maban camps for refugee safety and security.

10 Jul 2015 description

Greece - IOM estimates that some 150,000 migrants have reached Europe by sea to date in 2015. Almost all arrivals were registered in Italy (74,947) or Greece (75,970).

Data provided by the Italian Ministry of Interior shows that during the first six months of 2015, some 70,354 migrants arrived on Italian shores – a slight increase from the same period in 2014, when migrants rescued at sea totaled 63,884 through June 30.

10 Jul 2015 description

Geneva/Juba : The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expresses deep concern over the deaths in South Sudan of more than a dozen people following clashes that forced doctors and nurses to vacate a hospital where advanced surgeries had been taking place.

On the morning of Sunday, July 5, a hospital in Upper Nile State supported by an ICRC surgical team was caught in the crossfire of heavy fighting in Kodok. As a direct result, two people -one of whom was a patient- were killed and 11 people injured. The hospital sustained material damage.

10 Jul 2015 description

Irregular rainfall to persist in Central America and Hispaniola; dryness worsens in West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

10 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

9 July 2015 – Months of politically motivated violence in South Sudan has left thousands dead and caused a “man-made…catastrophe,” the United Nations Security Council declared today, expressing “profound disappointment” with President Salva Kiir, former Vice-President Riek Machar and other leaders “who have put their personal ambitions ahead of the good of their country and their people.”

09 Jul 2015 description
report Guardian

Four years after South Sudan became independent on 9 July 2011, conflict has forced tens of thousands across the border into Uganda, where they are given assistance and encouraged to abandon any ethnic animosity

When fighting broke out in December 2013 in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, it spread rapidly toward the country’s north-east – directly towards John Aleu’s home. He wanted no part of the conflict and hoped the remoteness of his village in northern Jonglei state would insulate him.

09 Jul 2015 description

8 June 2015 - UNMISS today handed over a new court building to the judiciary and people of Greater Kapoeta in Eastern Equatoria State.

The $50,000 structure, comprising a courtroom, judge’s chamber and clerks’ office, was built with funding from UNMISS’ Quick Impact Projects (QIPS).

Speaking at the handover ceremony in Kapoeta town, UNMISS State Coordinator Hiroko Hirahara said the decision of county commissioners in Greater Kapoeta (four counties) to make the courthouse a priority showed they understood the need to strengthen rule of law in their area.