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10 Feb 2015 description

Friends and partners of South Sudan from the region and beyond, along with United Nations Member States, humanitarian organizations, and the private sector, met in Nairobi on 9 February 2015 to discuss the critical humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

10 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • On-site as well as remote support continues to be provided to all ETC sites across South Sudan.

  • In 2015, the ETC will concentrate its efforts on providing ICT support services to Operating Centres being established by the Inter Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in response to the crisis.

  • ETC will continue to deploy cost-recovery based sustainable and reliable internet connectivity services (HISP) in 2015 in post-conflict locations as a long term solution.

Achievements

10 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 4–10 February 2015

Guinea: An increase in Ebola case numbers has been reported for the second consecutive week. Resistance to the response remains high in Forecariah, worst affected by the outbreak; though ten prefectures have reported at least one incident of resistance. Clashes between armed forces and the community were reported in Matoto, Conakry.

10 Feb 2015 description

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$1.8 billion of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan since conflict broke out in December 2013. South Sudan was the largest Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) recipient in 2014.

10 Feb 2015 description

Norway is providing USD 20 million (NOK 150 million) in emergency aid to the civilian population in South Sudan. ‘Nearly 6.5 million South Sudanese have been affected by the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the violent political power struggle in South Sudan. Norway wants to support the civilians who are now suffering. At the same time, we will continue to urge the country’s leaders to put the needs of the people first, to bring an end to the conflict and find political solutions that will benefit the country in the future,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

10 Feb 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan | Tuesday 2/10/2015 - 09:55 GMT

Rebel fighters in South Sudan bombarded government positions Tuesday in the oil town of Bentiu, a day after the UN launched a $1.8 billion aid appeal to stave off famine in the war-wracked country.

Loud explosions were heard in the northern town, capital of Unity state and one of the hardest fought over regions in the 14-month long war, and where 53,000 civilians are sheltering inside a United Nations camp.

10 Feb 2015 description

Women and girls trudging under the hot sun with firewood on their heads are common sights along the road running between Bentiu and Rubkona, Unity State.

The women, who come from the UNMISS Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, face considerable risk fetching the wood from a location far from the camp’s perimeter.

Ngalora Kueth (not her real name), a displaced woman at the camp, said she and her companions were attacked by an armed group one morning after collecting their wood.

10 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces nearly $273 million in new FY 2015 funding to the crisis both inside and outside South Sudan

  • OCHA and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) hold summit on humanitarian response in South Sudan

  • 2.5 million people continue to face Crisis and Emergency-level food security conditions; geographic location of food insecurity shifts

10 Feb 2015 description

South Sudan - Since the crisis erupted in South Sudan in December of 2013, over 1.8 million people have become displaced. Over 112,000 people are seeking shelter and security inside UN bases throughout the country. The largest of these sites is the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, Unity State.

09 Feb 2015 description

Resumen

En el presente informe, que abarca el período comprendido entre diciembre de 2013 y diciembre de 2014, la Representante Especial del Secretario General para la cuestión de los niños y los conflictos armados expone las actividades realizadas en el desempeño de su mandato, incluida información acerca de los progresos conseguidos en la elaboración y ejecución de planes de acción, los problemas relacionados con la cuestión de los niños y los conflictos armados, así como las visitas sobre el terreno.

09 Feb 2015 description

The Logistics Clusteris mandated to provide logistics coordination, information management; and, where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, it acts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

Highlights of the Operation

January is a dry season month and many roads were declared open and passable. As a result,the Logistics Clusterhassuspendedflights to all locations accessibleby road. These include: Bentiu, Bor, Duk, Gumuruk, Panyagor, Pibor and Yida.

09 Feb 2015 description

Nairobi, Kenya, 9 February 2015
As delivered

Your Excellency Ambassador Mahboub M. Maalim,
Excellencies,
Ministers,
Colleagues,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Whitaker, the UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, and I have just completed a three-day visit to South Sudan.

Thank you for being here at such short notice. My remarks are a way of introduction to what we have seen during our visit.

09 Feb 2015 description

(Nairobi, 9 February 2015): The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker concluded a three-day mission to South Sudan today, warning that without peace, extreme human suffering will persist in the world’s newest country. They called on all parties to stop the violence, reconcile their differences and commit to peace.

09 Feb 2015 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 5 February, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in seven Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 112,887 including 34,674 in Juba UN House, 21,368 in Malakal, 2,649 in Bor, 52,908 in Bentiu, 384 in Wau and 904 in Melut
09 Feb 2015 description

The United States today announced nearly $273 million in new humanitarian assistance for those uprooted and imperiled by the conflict in South Sudan. The additional funding was announced in Nairobi, Kenya by Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, at the “High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan and its Impact in the Region.” U.S.

09 Feb 2015 description

I am visiting South Sudan with UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker. We wanted to see for ourselves the day-to-day impact of the crisis of people caught in the middle of fighting.

Yesterday, we travelled to Ayod County in Jonglei State. People are desperate for peace. They are tired of living in fear. Many have had to flee several times. They are exhausted. They lack water; they are extremely worried for their children, who are not in school and at risk of being recruited into armed groups. Sexual violence is rife. All people want to live in safety, security and stability.