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12 Nov 2016 description

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement, recent violence in South Sudan poses an ongoing threat to populations who may be targeted on the basis of ethnicity and presumed political loyalties.

BACKGROUND:

12 Nov 2016 description

Welcome to the November 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, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).

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Communiqué de presse conjoint CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/OMS

10 novembre 2016 | NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENÈVE - Malgré une baisse de 79% des décès dus à la rougeole dans le monde entre 2000 et 2015, près de 400 enfants meurent encore chaque jour de cette maladie, ont déclaré les principales organisations œuvrant dans le secteur de la santé dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.

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In Numbers

  • 1.67 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)

  • 1,160,621 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)

  • 204,918 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)

  • 3.6 million people facing acute food insecurity (WFP estimates, Oct—Dec)

Highlights

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11 November 2016, JUBA — Construction began today on a new market in Rajaf which aims to to enhance livelihoods and promote peace in a community impacted by conflict in Juba in July.

Members of the Jondoru community in Rajaf County gathered on Friday to celebrate the progress on the market, which aims to serve approximately nine thousand residents, as well as various additional communities in the county.

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Introduction

1.1 Purpose

The Swedish Red Cross (SRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) seeks to review the PMER capacity building support provided to selected National Societies (NS) by SRC and/or IFRC during the period 2012 until present.
In view of limited resources and time constraints, it was agreed to carry out the review in three of the initially planned five countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Myanmar, South Sudan and Sudan).

1.2 Review criteria

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KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

4,082 Number of new arrivals on the 8th of November 2016

30,691 Number of new arrivals since 1st of November

2016 2,337 Daily average of new arrivals sinceth July 2016

333,713 Number of new arrivals in 2016

11 Nov 2016 description
report United Nations

Juba, Republic of South Sudan, 11 November 2016- I arrived in Juba on Monday in response to growing concern about developments here, including reports of targeted ethnic violence against multiple ethnic groups. My aim was to better understand the landscape of ethnically-fuelled violence – including hate speech and incitement to violence – and to provide assistance, where requested.

11 Nov 2016 description

The UN refugee agency is gravely concerned over the recent abduction and subsequent killing of refugees near the refugee hosting area of Lasu Payam. The fatal shooting and machete attack by armed groups killed two and wounded five Sudanese refugees from Sudan’s South Kordofan region.

11 Nov 2016 description
  • Since the new upsurge of the conflict in South Sudan on 8 July, a continuous influx of around 240 000 refugees has fled from South Sudan into Uganda, an overwhelming majority of them women and children.

  • This takes the estimated total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda to nearly 800 000, including 526 000 from South Sudan, more than 222 000 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more than 42 000 from Burundi.

11 Nov 2016 description

The European Commission will provide €78 million in emergency aid to help those affected by the South Sudan crisis both within the country and in the region. Over 1 million refugees from South Sudan have fled to neighbouring countries, with the number expected to grow. There are currently 2 million displaced people within the country. The funding was announced today by Commissioner Christos Stylianides who is currently in Uganda, one of the largest refugee and asylum-seekers hosting country in the world.

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Other ongoing priorities

38,331 new refugees from South Sudan since September 2016 Acute Watery Diarrhoea: 25,793 cases reported since November 2015. The outbreak may not be contained before the next rainy season.

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HIGHLIGHTS

32,021 Eucalyptus tree seedlings raised by refugees in Maban

24,089 Refugees and IDPs received material assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan

13,952 Refugee and IDP women and girls received sanitary material across South Sudan

516 Refugees, IDPs and host communities involved in various protection training from UNHCR

Population of concern
A total of 1.73 million IDPs
A total of 260,453 refugees

11 Nov 2016 description

New working paper on refugee economies in Kenya

This latest RSC working paper by Dr Naohiko Omata is based on preliminary fieldwork in Kenya conducted as part of ‘Refugee Economies’ research led by the Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP). The research strand of refugee economies at the RSC is driven by an imminent need to better understand and support the economic lives of refugees.

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Briefing note

Many humanitarian organisations work in active conflict zones under direct threat of violence. This significantly constrains their operations, and makes it difficult to deliver the aid people need. We looked at two questions: how many aid agencies are able to get access to the most dangerous places? And how do access constraints affect ‘humanitarian coverage’ – the degree to which people in need are being reached by the aid system?

An interactive version of our findings is available here.

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report UN Security Council

CS/12585
10 NOVEMBRE 2016

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
7808E SÉANCE – MATIN

À l’occasion de la Semaine de la Police des Nations Unies, le Conseil de sécurité a organisé, aujourd’hui, un débat interactif avec les chefs des composantes police de quatre opérations de maintien de la paix, qui ont présenté les défis auxquels ils sont confrontés en s’acquittant de leur mandat dans des environnements sécuritaires de plus en plus complexes.

11 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12585  

7808TH MEETING (AM)  

Commissioners Brief on Capacity Issues, Fighting Crime, Other Mandated Tasks

Huge challenges faced United Nations Police in protecting civilians, and there was a need to assess how the environment for police work could be improved and what tools were required, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today.