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27 Jul 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

In South Sudan’s Lol State, Nidier Atak sought to flee from the violence that swept through her village of Wanalel, where people already suffered from serial crop failures due to a persistent drought. Her husband had left the parched village in 2016 to look for work, but he didn’t return. “He used to be a farmer, but for several years there has been no rain when we needed it. So he went looking elsewhere for work, but we haven’t heard from him. He finds it painful to return home empty-handed,” she said.

27 Jul 2017 description

Summary Points
- Tanzania’s ban on maize grain exports to assure the country’s food security and to encourage value addition through exports of flour, would likely move regional cross-border trade to informal channels because of porous borders, and increase the maize export prices because of additional of costs of circumventing the ban.

27 Jul 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has released a budget of 10.5 million EUR for six humanitarian projects of Belgian NGOs in Yemen, Uganda, South Sudan and Nigeria. The aid is part of the promise of Minister De Croo to double donations to the Famine 12-12 campaign.

27 Jul 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 26, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan government says the revitalization forum by the East African regional bloc (IGAD), which mediated the 2015 peace deal would not be another platform for negotiation of the new peace agreement between the two factions to the conflict.

“To the best of my knowledge, the IGAD revitalization is not a platform for renegotiation of the agreement. It is a forum meant to evaluate the peace agreement and to see areas which have not been implemented in the agreement could be fast tracked”, said the country’s cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro.

27 Jul 2017 description
report Voice of America

Waakhe Simon Wudu

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Civil society activists say a move to exclude South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar from a regional peace process will ensure that South Sudan remains engulfed in war.

Ministers of the East African bloc IGAD said Monday that Machar will not be invited to the next meeting for the peace process, which is aimed at revitalizing a 2015 peace agreement between the rebels and South Sudanese government.

26 Jul 2017 description

ECOSOC/6866

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2017 SESSION, 49TH & 50TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

The Economic and Social Council adopted seven resolutions and one decision on issues ranging from Haiti’s long-term development, to the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation, and support for Non-Self-Governing Territories, as it launched the third round of its 2017 Coordination and Management Meetings today.

26 Jul 2017 description

The Kite Runner author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini talks to refugees fleeing war-torn South Sudan.

Looking over the shoulder of Gladys, a young South Sudanese refugee flicking through a frayed album of old family photos, my mind flashes back to my own younger self. In 1983 I was in high school. I was responsible for my grades, for keeping my old Dodge running and helping clean the room I shared with my brothers. My great aspiration was to see Bruce Springsteen live one day.

26 Jul 2017 description

Faits saillants

• Des besoins multisectoriels identifiés pour plus de 88 500 personnes déplacées internes, en Territoire d’Irumu, Province de l’Ituri

• Environ 700 ménages ciblés par une assistance multisectorielle dans les territoires d’Aru et de Mambasa.

• Des soins de santé gratuits fournis à plus de 23 000 personnes au sud Irumu.

Aperçu de la situation

26 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • The UN Humanitarian Coordinator allocated US$44.7 million through the OCHA managed Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF), to address the most life-saving and time critical needs. All eligible partners are encouraged to consult respective clusters and submit their project proposal online on the Grant Management System not later than 8 August 2017.

  • An estimated US$30 million required to assist the most vulnerable Ethiopian returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

26 Jul 2017 description

Shelter/NFI distribution was conducted in Moje & Wonduruba after two months since the verification exercise, which was held by IOM, ZOA, ARDO and Plan International (2-3 May 2017). Distribution delayed due to prolong approval of the Joint Verification Monitoring Mechanism (JVMM negotiated by OCHA) and insecurity along the road Juba-Lainya, which caused mission cancellation at least twice.

26 Jul 2017 description

1. Background and Context

South Sudan is experiencing a complex political, economic and security crisis. Three years after the emergence of civil conflict in December 2013, population displacement trends remain dynamic in a context of violence, rising food insecurity, and economic and political instability.

26 Jul 2017 description

July 2017, Juba, South Sudan - To respond to the grave food security and address the alarming nutritional emergency in children, WHO has intensified its response focusing on inpatient therapeutic nutrition programs, through the distribution of essential medicines. In June 2017, WHO distributed 50 sever acute malnutrition (SAM) kits, to treat over 2 500 children suffering from SAM with medical complications.

26 Jul 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Dong Boma, South Sudan – When the war reached her village in early 2014, Adhieu Deng and her husband grabbed their seven children and headed for several islands in the middle of the White Nile River. The treacherous currents and featureless swamps around the islands have long provided cover for displaced families hiding from men with guns. And Deng and her husband knew how to get there. After being displaced by another war in 1991, they hid in the islands until returning home in 2003.

26 Jul 2017 description
report IRIN

Samuel Okiror

Uganda, the country with the world’s fastest growing refugee burden, is failing to secure the help it needs to care for those forced across the border from South Sudan by war and hunger.

Close to one million South Sudanese refugees, 86 percent of them women and children, have settled in northern Uganda as a result of the crisis. On average, 2,000 people arrive each day.

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26 Jul 2017 description

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and the food security situation is of grave concern in 7 other countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen. In these countries, 42.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and 41.8 million are in phase 3-5 Integrated Phase Classification between June and September 2017.