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19 Jun 2017 description

Over 1.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated nearly $263 million. With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $97 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and nearly $165 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.

19 Jun 2017 description

Zenebe Teklewold

In a training workshop organized for internally displaced persons (IDP), participants were asked to brainstorm on acts consider to be Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Domestic violence usually as perpetrated by men again women, rape and early marriage were repeatedly mentioned by the participants.

19 Jun 2017 description

UNMISS Gender Affairs Officer, Ruth Kibiti, says that, “One way or the other, perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict situations have to shape up or face the responsibility of being prosecuted.”

19 Jun 2017 description

Reporting period: 1 – 31 May 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera remains a high public health concern with outbreaks reported in several counties. Cumulatively 5 081 cases and 169 deaths reported in 10 out of the 80 counties.

  • Conflict continues to causes wide-spread displacement of people in several States requiring a number of health responses.

19 Jun 2017 description

Witnessing the world’s fastest growing displacement crisis, Filippo Grandi says peace, hope and a sense of a future are essential.

By: Dana Hughes | 19 June 2017

BENTIU, South Sudan – After fighting broke out in his hometown in South Sudan’s Unity State, trainee medical technician James Koat fled to a protection site in Bentiu for temporary respite. Three years later he is still here, too afraid to go home.

“I told my family that I had to escape and get them something to eat, but once I came here I’ve never gone back,” he said. “Here I am safe.”

19 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters Sunday, 18 June 2017 09:17 GMT

The fugitives are part of the biggest movement of people in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide

  • Nearly 4 million displaced by South Sudan war

  • U.N. refugee chief points finger at political leaders

  • Tribal tensions, oil at root of conflict

By David Lewis

19 Jun 2017 description

Uganda received the largest number of new refugees last year, more than half a million people. “The system protecting refugees will collapse if we do not step up our support to countries like Uganda. The richest and most stable countries from Europe to the US do their uttermost to keep refugees away. At the same time, they are not adequately funding reception of refugees in poor host countries,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

19 Jun 2017 description

May 29th marked the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. More than 3,500 peacekeepers have died since the first mission in 1948. As of April 30, 2017, over 112,000 troops, observers, police, and civilians representing 124 countries were participating in 16 UN Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKOs) at a cost of $7.87 billion. However, UN peacekeeping represents only one part of the international community’s investment toward the prevention of relapse into violent conflict.

18 Jun 2017 description

Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

18 Jun 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Urban food insecurity in South Sudan has been of increasing concern in recent years since the outbreak of the conflict and the economic crisis causing hyperinflation and thus making many urban households vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. After the studies in Juba, this assessment was conducted in order to understand the household food security and nutrition situation in the urban areas of Bor. The assessment is based on a survey of 625 households in 29 enumeration areas provided by the National Bureau of Statistics.

17 Jun 2017 description

Kampala, Uganda, 17 June 2017 - The Government of Ireland completed yesterday the airlifting of essential relief items worth €500,000 (more than 2 billion UGX) to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. This critically needed assistance includes blankets, shelter construction materials, cooking sets and mosquito nets.

17 Jun 2017 description

1. Highlights

  • Cholerae outbreak ongoing with the first confirmed case identified on 22nd May 2017.

  • 8 of first 20 samples cultured Vibrio Cholerae inaba 01 with sensitivity results guiding drug use.

  • 115 patients linelisted to date.61 in Kakuma linelist and 54 in the Kalobeyei linelist.

  • This last week has seen only 25 additional patients from previous week.7 from Kakuma;26 from Kalobeyei and 2 from host community.

17 Jun 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to keep Boko Haram fighters from invading schools and carrying off students and teachers. She explained how the government has moved thousands of students in the most heavily-affected areas to safer areas to allow them to finish their studies free from fear and attack.

17 Jun 2017 description

Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

17 Jun 2017 description

Some Results of Swedish Development Cooperation 2016

In Uganda, the work for children’s rights resulted in the adoption of a national policy against violence in schools. It is now used in 560 schools in 28 districts.

In South Sudan, Sida’s support contributed to over 25 000 childbirths being assisted by trained staff.

Swedish humanitarian aid provided protection and support to people affected by natural disasters or conflicts in 56 countries and regions.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • 3,000 Acres of land allocated to refugees in Pamir camp by host community in May 2017.

  • 14,639 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in May 2017.

  • 40,000 Fruit seeds sowed in Ajuong Thok, Pamir and Yida camps as of 31 May 2017.

  • 5,7760 Fruit trees planted in May 2017.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

16 Jun 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Logistics Cluster enables global, regional and local actors to meet humanitarian needs.
Before crises, we work with the stakeholders in high-risk countries and regions to strengthen local capacities.

In crises, where local capacities have been exceeded, we provide leadership, coordination, and information, and facilitate access to operational services.

Globally, the Logistics Cluster is a community of partners actively working to overcome logistics constraints, and to develop and share best practices and solutions.

16 Jun 2017 description

South Sudan - An estimated 5.5 million people in South Sudan are facing severe food insecurity and malnutrition due to conflict and a collapsing economy. Families’ coping mechanisms are declining as many communities face multiple displacements and reduced access to crops, markets and basic services.

The Government of Japan is providing USD 1 million to support IOM’s efforts to mitigate the impact of severe food insecurity on families across South Sudan through lifesaving health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently needs USD 70.6 million for the next six months (June to November) to meet the minimum dietary requirements of a million refugees in Uganda.

  • WFP is enabling the wider humanitarian community (UN and NGOs) to reach refugees and other hungry people in the region.

  • WFP in Uganda is moving food to 33 locations in South Sudan to support the pre-positioning of food ahead of the rainy season.

Refugee Assistance