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10 Jun 2015 description

SECTOR INDICATORS - South Sudan April 2015

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot about refugees in South Sudan.

The notes below provide contextual information.

CHILD PROTECTION, SGBV

EDUCATION

In general, Education indicators have been maintained in April, with the exception of refugee schools in Yei.

10 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • In Akobo (Jonglei State), a front line ETC service deployment assessment mission is ongoing. A coordinated emergency telecommunications response is vital due to the growing number of humanitarians responding in this area. All organisations are being involved and their needs evaluated.

  • In Malakal (Upper Nile State), a mission to improve the security telecommunications coverage and provide radio training is ongoing.

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Highlights of the Operation

  • In May, the Logistics Cluster airlifted 327 mt of humanitarian supplies on behalf of 25 organisations to 31 destinations.

  • The Logistics Cluster is planning the airlift of ‘survival kits’ to southern Unity counties, with the first rotation scheduled to take place in the first week of June.

  • Cargo is currently being consolidated for transporting from Bor to Malakal on the Logistics Cluster barge which is expected to reach its destination at the end of June.

10 Jun 2015 description

General Overview

  • Completeness for weekly reporting in week 22 of 2015 was 84% compared to 86% in week 21 of 2015 and 53% in week 22 of 2014.

  • ARI, malaria, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs with the proportionate morbidity for malaria, ARI, ABD and measles increasing, while AWD decreased in week 22 of 2015 when compared to week 21 of 2015.

10 Jun 2015 description

Trade and livestock vaccinations help to keep the peace between neighbors

June 2015—Despite a history of recurrent violence over cattle raiding and access to water and grazing land, cross-border trade and relationships are growing between South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and neighboring Sudan.

09 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

KHARTOUM, Sudan – 9 June 2015. UNICEF in coordination with its implementing partners and UNHCR has been supporting the Government of Sudan in responding to the humanitarian needs of girls and boys affected by the war in South Sudan, since December 2013. Children represent over 60% of the South Sudanese refugees, as well as over 60% of the Sudanese returnees. Children in host communities, where camps have been established, have been generous by sharing their schools. However, the high demand for education is straining the existing facilities.

09 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Sudan continues to be one of the worst crisis for children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Humanitarian Response Plan in 2015. 1.86 million children are estimated to be displaced countrywide and almost 95,000 children are refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Save the Children

Lauren Kelly-Jones, is a legal analyst in a New York investment bank, and is a graduate of the University of Chicago. Earlier this year, she visited the Kule 2 camp in Ethiopia with her father, John Kelly-Jones, a partner in an asset management business that supports Save’s the Children’s work, along with other charitable causes. Here, she writes about her experience.

We are covered in dust.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Conflict Dynamics

The Children in Armed Conflict Accountability Framework is a practical resource that promotes accountability for serious violations of international law committed against children in armed conflict (CAC accountability). The Framework responds to the significant gap that exists in preventing and remedying these violations.

09 Jun 2015 description

8 June 2015 - Educating local residents on the mission and conflict, UNMISS held a workshop today in Jur River County of Western Bahr El-Ghazal State on Monday.

The workshop, conducted with the Public Information and Civil Affairs sections, attracted chiefs, payam (district) administrators and representatives of country men’s and women’s.

Topics focused on the work of UNMISS and conflict management as well as mitigation.

09 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 3-9 June 2015

Yemen: 20 million people, close to 80% of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian aid. 500,000 people were displaced in May, bringing the total displaced since 26 March to more than 1 million. The escalation in the conflict has meant two million more people are food insecure, and six million more lack access to healthcare, and 9.4 million lack access to safe water.

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Food security and nutrition situation

An estimated 4.6 million people in South Sudan (about 40 per cent of the population) are severely food insecure between May to July 2015 (3.6 million in Crisis and 1 million in Emergency levels). Malnutrition rates remain above the emergency threshold of 15 per cent in both conflict-affected and high-burden states. Nearly one in three children under five are malnourished in the worst-hit areas of Greater Upper Nile, Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

09 Jun 2015 description

5 June 2015 - In a continuing effort to draw police and local residents closer together, 38 Central Equatoria State officers graduated from a confidence and trust building training today in Juba.

The two-week course, which began 25 May and ended 5 June, was sponsored by UN Police, with support from the UNMISS Human Rights and Child Protection units.

The training was the second of two batches, the first of which graduated 39 police officers on 22 May last month, with all participants drawn from Munuki, Khor William and Malakia police posts.

09 Jun 2015 description

Posted by Tom Staal and Linda Etim on Monday, June 8th 2015

News that the Government of South Sudan expelled the United Nations’ top humanitarian official in the country on May 29 has sparked outrage.

09 Jun 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.