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11 Mar 2017 description

DAVID MAJUR AWUOU Bor - South Sudan: The Special Representative of the Secretary General, David Shearer, has pledged to support efforts aimed at building peace in the greater Jonglei area.

The SRSG arrived in Bor on Thursday, on his latest leg of tour to the country as head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, to assess the activities of the United Nations in the region.

11 Mar 2017 description

781.8 M required for 2017

65.7 M contributions received, representing 8% of requirements

716.1 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

11 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12748

Security Council
7897th Meeting (AM)

Twenty million people across four countries faced starvation and famine if the international community did not act quickly, the United Nations humanitarian chief warned the Security Council today, expressing alarm at the funding gap to meet the needs in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-eastern Nigeria.

11 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Focus on Victims a Refreshing Change

By Akshaya Kumar

Within days of assuming office, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has personally taken on one of the trickiest issues facing his organization: cases where people who sought help from the UN ended up being sexually abused or exploited by UN staff and peacekeepers.

This week, Guterres announced that he would “put victim rights and dignity first.” He’s pledged to meet personally with victims to hear their experiences.

10 Mar 2017 description

10 March 2017

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Mr. President, Council members,

Thank you for inviting me to brief on my visits to countries facing famine or at risk of famine: Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. I will also briefly mention the outcomes of the Oslo Conference on the Lake Chad Basin.

10 Mar 2017 description

Welcome to the March issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

10 Mar 2017 description

CRISIS OVERVIEW

Pooled funds are considered to be one of the most efficient mechanisms of humanitarian financing as they reduce transaction costs and allow for a better prioritization of assistance among different organizations. They enable humanitarian partners operating in countries affected by natural disasters and armed conflict to quickly deliver flexible and effective life-saving assistance to people who need it the most. You can contribute to two main types of pooled funds:

MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO A POOLED FUND

10 Mar 2017 description

Situation Update

A total of 14 counties in 9 (28%) of 32 states countrywide have confirmed cholera outbreaks During week 10 of 2017, a total of 13 samples from Bentiu PoC all tested negative for cholera (Table 3).
Cumulatively, 187 (36.5 %) samples have tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae inaba in the National Public Health Laboratory as of 10 March 2017.

10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 338,000 people in Leer, Mayendit, Koch and Panyijiar have received humanitarian assistance since localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit in South Sudan.

• Cholera cases have been confirmed in Malakal town, bringing the number of counties affected countrywide to 14.

• Heavy clashes between armed groups in Jonglei’s Uror and Nyirol counties forced thousands of civilians to flee.

10 Mar 2017 description

Context

Wau POC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following Site location violence in and around Wau town, making it the most recently established POC in South Sudan. It is also the most congested POC in the country, with 30,054 IDPs sheltering on just 199,237 m2 of land.

Current priority needs

  • Relocation of IDPs into new extension site
  • Registration of new arrivals
  • Installation of perimeter lights
10 Mar 2017 description

Uganda faces one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing refugee crises. The implosion of South Sudan has forced more than 1.5 million refugees to seek asylum in the region, with Uganda host to an estimated 700,000 of them.

09 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • For the first time since April 2010 access was granted to Belle El Sereif locality in East Jebel Marra. An inter-agency assessment estimated the number of displaced children at 8,385.

  • Following up on the newly accessible area in the locality of Kurmuk in Blue Nile State,
    UNICEF is now implementing priority programmes in integrated nutrition where MUAC screening is covering 6 highly populated communities where there are functioning outpatient treatment centers (OTPs). .

09 Mar 2017 description

CONTACTS:
Tom Price (Baltimore) (443) 951-7245
tom.price@crs.org
Nancy McNally (Nairobi)
(254) 739354230
nancy.mcnally@crs.org

New Report Finds People Surviving On Wild Food; Acute Malnutrition in Children

09 Mar 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

  • On the 21 and 22 February, the CCCM and Protection clusters held a joint workshop to bring actors working on CCCM and the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) together from different field locations. Participants revised and developed tools for mainstreaming GBV prevention and mitigation in field-level implementation of camp management activities.

Wau PoC Site and Collective Centers

09 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

JUBA, South Sudan – The famine in South Sudan, borne out of years of war, political instability and drought, now affects more than 100,000 people. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is increasingly concerned about the health and well-being of people affected by this crisis, and especially pregnant women as their food supplies are cut short.

09 Mar 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Introduction and Context

As part of the BBR (Beyond Bentiu Response) Mercy Corps established a light base camp in Nhialdiu town. This was to ensure agencies static presence to ensure quality in programs as well as support partners who were offering humanitarian services to IDPs and host communities in Nhialdiu town and surrounding bomas in the Payam. The base supported various responses from Mercy Corps, including FSL, WASH, Education and Shelter/NFI programs.

09 Mar 2017 description

The Initial assessment in Jikmir was called for by OCHA and the NFI Cluster after various reports about the displacement in Nisir. The IRNA was organised by OCHA at the end of January 2017 with various agencies taking part.

The IDPs moved to Jikmir mainly because of the insecurity In Nasir and therefore they moved to various locations around Jikmir.

The registration and verification was done to the new IDPs after conducting the assessment (IRNA) and therefore no lists were available prior to this.