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Ethiopia + 1 other
WFP Boosts Assistance To South Sudanese, Both In Ethiopia And Across Border

JIMMA – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) opened a third logistics base in western Ethiopia for cross-border delivery of vital food assistance into South Sudan, while calling for more funding to support urgent food and nutrition needs of South Sudanese seeking refuge in Ethiopia. Two additional aircraft will operate out of Jimma, bringing food to remote communities isolated by conflict and poor road conditions in South Sudan.

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South Sudan - Situation Update 22 August 2014

Highlights

 Between14–21August,the Logistics Cluster facilitated the delivery of 131MT of relief items on behalf of 11different humanitarian organisations(Care, Goal, IMC, IOM, MSF-Swiss, NRC, Oxfam, Save the Children, UNICEF, and WFP)to Akobo, Bentiu, Kiech Kon, Leer, Malakal, Ngop, Paloich, Panyagor, Rumbek, and Yuai.

 The Logistics Cluster has addeda Mi26 helicopter to compliment the current fleet (16 MT payload); the first flight took place on 20 August.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 25 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The number of nutrition hotspot priority one woredas increased by 64.5 per cent from 76 to 125 between April and August of this year.

  • WFP will face critical funding shortfalls for its refugee operation from the end of September onwards. US$42 million is urgently needed to cover needs until January 2015.

KEY FIGURES

  • South Sudanese refuge arrivals (since mid-December) 187,206 Source: UNHCR

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Communiqué of the 27th Extraordinary session of the IGAD Asembly of Heads of State and Government on the situation in South Sudan

The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 27th Extra-Ordinary Summit on the 25th August 2014 at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, under the Chairmanship of H.E. Hailemarriam Dessalegn, the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and current Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly, to discuss the situation in the Republic of South Sudan.

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Dashboard (15 Dec. 2013 to 22 Aug. 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

People to be assisted Violence broke out in Juba on 15 December, and quickly spread to other states. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and many more wounded. Some 1.8 million people have been uprooted from their homes, and 3.9 million people face alarming levels of food insecurity. The nutrition situation is deteriorating. With the crisis showing no sign of abating, partners have extended the Crisis Response Plan to December to address the massive humanitarian consequences of the conflict.

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’s child soldiers - a step backwards

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IRIN

Children are being used as soldiers by both the government and the opposition in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, aid and human rights agencies say.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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UNMISS condemns the detention of IGAD ceasefire monitors in Unity State

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemns the detention of a team of six Intergovermental Authority on Development (IGAD) ceasefire monitors and three aircrew in Buoth (35 km South West of Bentiu in Unity State) on Saturday, 23 August 2014 by forces allied to Sudan People's Liberation Army In Opposition. A Sudan People's Liberation Army liason officer, who was part of the team, died during the detention period reportedly due to natural causes.

The monitors were part of a verification team and were in Unity State on a routine mission.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Germany commits 750,000 euros to help refugees in Ethiopia

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Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 24, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Germany has contributed 750,000 euros to provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees in Ethiopia, mostly from South Sudan.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the German embassy said that the donation would go directly to support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing a funds shortage.

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Press Statement of the 451st meeting of the Peace and Security Council

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African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 451 st meeting, held on 21 August 2014 was briefed by the Chairperson of the Special Envoys of the Inter - Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for South Sudan, on the situation in that country.

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UNICEF: Responding to dire emergency in South Sudan, the European Commission adds €5 million toward scale up for children

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 August 2014 – As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced an additional grant to UNICEF of €5 million, bringing its total donation for 2014 to €9.5 million. UNICEF welcomed this latest contribution, which will provide lifesaving support for the hundreds of thousands of children who have been affected by the conflict in the country.

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IGAD condemns the death of monitor in South Sudan

24 August 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: IGAD condemns the death of one of its ceasefire monitors in Bentiu in the hands of forces allied to the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO). The monitors who are part of the eight verification teams had landed in the Unity State town for their routine inspection mission before being arrested and marched to unknown destination.

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Seasonal Monitor South Sudan - August 23, 2014

Green harvests have begun; heavy rains and flooding threaten crops in some areas

Key Messages

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #52 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $180 million to support food assistance in South Sudan

  • U.N. World Food Program (WFP) barge convoy arrives in Upper Nile State

  • Insecurity persists in Unity State, including near the civilian protection site in Bentiu town

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Warrap forum discusses rape

21 August 2014 - Recent rape cases that resulted in the deaths of a pregnant woman and an 11-year old girl highlighted the need to step up the fight against gender-based violence, participants at a forum in the Warrap State capital Kuajok said today.

Representatives from the police, prison services, civil society organizations and traditional courts attended the 21st Rule of Law Forum in the state, organized by UNMISS in collaboration with the state’s High Court and Legal Administration.

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UNESCO, Zain train youth in ICT

22 August 2014 - Some 43 South Sudanese youth today completed a two-weeks training course in Juba, aimed at empowering them with skills to develop and promote locally relevant mobile applications.

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized the training-of-trainers course in partnership with mobile and data service operator Zain, as well The Dev School of Kenya and the College of Computer Science and Information, University of Juba.

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From post-conflict recovery and state building to a renewed humanitarian emergency: A brief reflection on South Sudan

Author(s): Daniel Maxwell,Martina Santschi
Organisation: Feinstein International Center
Country: South Sudan
Date: 13/08/2014

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Gambella, Ethiopia - Displacement, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

  • Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 188,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into the western Gambella region of Ethiopia. This influx has stretched local capacity and several camps have reached full capacity.

  • The refugees are arriving in dire condition, seriously lacking food and drinking water, and have been mostly concentrated at border points with limited assistance before being relocated to camps. 90% of the arriving population are women and children (WFP 12/08/2014).