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Japan donates $500,000 to support Sudan’s AU mediation team

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Sudan Tribune

March 28, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Japanese government has announced it will allocate $500,000 from its 2013 supplementary budget to support mission of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan (AUHIP).

The Japanese embassy in Khartoum issued a press statement on Thursday saying the money is part of Japan’s government contribution which amounts to $5 million to support AU’s efforts to resolve pressing issues of peace and security through the AU peace fund.

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South Sudan government, Yau Yau group reach peace agreement

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Sudan Tribune

March 28, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) - The South Sudanese government and the South Sudan Democratic Movement – Cobra Faction (SSDM-Cobra faction) of David Yau Yau initialled a peace deal on Friday ending a 4 year rebellion in Jongeli state.

In accordance with the draft peace agreement brokered by the South Sudanese church a special territorial administration called Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA) will be established in Pibor enabling the Murle ethnic group to manage the pasture and water sources in the region.

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Giving Birth amid Chaos in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan – Mary Akuol, 23, cradles her two-week old baby at the entrance of her family’s makeshift tent in Juba III, a civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital. A folded mattress takes up much of the space in the tent she shares with her husband and her two other children. The sweltering sun makes the conditions at the crowded camp even harder to bear.

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Racing against time for children in South Sudan: IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF

GENEVA, 28 March 2014 – The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of Euro 1 million to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan ahead of the imminent rainy season.

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UNFPA provides urgent relief to flood victims

Sudan — The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA and other humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan are preparing for possible flooding with the onset of the rainy season, which is likely to compromise the scaling up of humanitarian response to the crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the country, since fighting broke out in December last year.

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Recent Reported Incidents of Violence in South Sudan (Last Updated 03/28/14)

[South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #35, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014](/node 648370)

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South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #35, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict that erupted on December 15 has displaced nearly 1.1 million people.

  • Relocation efforts are underway in UNMISS internally displaced person (IDP) sites to reduce overcrowding in flood-prone areas.

  • The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) distributes approximately 1,300 metric tons (MT) of food commodities to refug

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Relief Supplies Reach Remote Akobo In South Sudan, With Joint Operation By UNICEF and WFP

Emergency distribution points set up as crisis escalates

JUBA – An urgent operation to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to one of the most isolated areas of conflict-affected South Sudan has begun today, as part of a joint response by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 28 March 2014

OVERVIEW

  • The situation across South Sudan remains highly volatile following recent clashes in Upper Nile and Jonglei states. Access constraints and obstacles continue to hamper the delivery of humanitarian aid by road.

  • With the start of the rainy season, IOM is closely working with partners to enhance efforts to improve living conditions in Protection of Civilians (PoC) areas to mitigate the risk of waterborne diseases including cholera and hepatitis E.

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Looming food crisis in South Sudan

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Christian Aid

An estimated seven million South Sudanese are at risk of severe food insecurity this year, with the UN Security Council now warning that the deteriorating humanitarian situation and continuing violence could result in famine at the beginning of 2015.

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South Sudan Crisis: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 27 March 2014)

Over one million people have had to flee their homes since the start of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013.
Aid agencies estimate that 803,000 are currently displaced within the country; sheltering across 174 different displacement sites. Another 254,600 have fled to neighbouring countries. Aid agencies launched a new rapid response model to reach displaced communities in remote locations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 29 (as of 27 March 2014)

Aid agencies launched a multi-sector rapid response mechanism, aiming to reach people in hard-to-access locations in the coming three months. Halfway through the Crisis Response Plan, relief activities are only 25 per cent funded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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First six countries to benefit from Africa-led fund

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund supports efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty. First $2 million each goes to CAR, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan.

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South Sudan Government, Rebels Resume Talks

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Voice of America

Marthe van der Wolf March 27, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Representatives for South Sudan's warring factions met face to face on Thursday to discuss the next round of peace talks. The negotiations in Addis Ababa have moved along slowly while forces for the two sides continue to battle in South Sudan.

After a week of delay, South Sudan government and rebel delegations began direct talks about the agenda for the peace negotiations.

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South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #13, 27th March 2014

Highlights

 Partners have stepped up social mobilization and health promotion efforts in all internally displaced people’s camps in response to threats of outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases.

 Fifty four thousand, two hundred and eight (54,208) people have been reached with the Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign in the second round in Tongping and Mingkaman IDP camps.

 Thirty three thousand, two hundred and forty four (33,244) people received Meningitis vaccination in Mingkaman internally displaced people’s camp in response to the high risk of an outbreak.

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South Sudan Special Report - March 28, 2014

Widespread insecurity has drastically limited poor households’ income sources and the loss of livelihood assets for displaced people greatly reduces their ability to meet food needs.

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WHO South Sudan Emergency Response Situation Report #16, 20 - 26 Mar 2014

Highlights

 The security situation remains relatively calm in most parts of the country but unstable.

 Four suspected cholera cases were reported to WHO from the MSF clinic in Thongpiny IDP camp in Juba. Case investigation results showed the cases were negative for Vibrio Cholerae or any other pathogen.

 The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Directors from eight humanitarian agencies including WHO visited South Sudan from 19-23 March 2014.

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South Sudan could face famine without funding, SRSG says

27 March 2014 - Unless humanitarians in South Sudan received the funding they needed, famine could descend on the country in five months, UNMISS’ top official told a German delegation visiting the mission in Juba today.

“We think eight to 10 million people – half the country’s population -- are in a very critical situation,” Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Hilde F. Johnson told the delegation, which was headed by German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller.

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Restoring peace between refugees and villagers in Maban County

YUSUF BATIL CAMP, South Sudan, March 27 (UNHCR) – Months of growing hostility between refugees in Maban County's Yusuf Batil camp and their South Sudanese neighbours over precious resources reached a head recently when gunfire and violence forced up to 8,000 refugees to flee the camp in early March.

An uneasy calm was restored after several meetings involving South Sudan's Committee on Refugee Affairs, the local authorities, UNHCR and refugee and host community leaders, allowing the displaced to return to the camp after two days sleeping beside a main road.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 12 | 17 – 23 March 2014 [EN/AR]

This Week (17 - 23 March 2014)

  • Since the beginning of the year, 215,000 people have been displaced in Darfur. While some people returned to their places of origin, as of 24 March the number of newly displaced people stands at 196,000

  • Fighting in different parts of North Darfur has led to a massive civilian displacement to different locations in North Darfur and West Kordofan

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.