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31 Jan 2012 description

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), formerly known as Southern Sudan Centre for Census,
Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE), is the official statistical body of the Government of South Sudan.

31 Jan 2012 description

Satellites Capture Battle for Control of Main Refugee Route Out of Sudan

Posted by Mollie Zapata on Jan 30, 2012

A battle over control of the main refugee route from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan into South Sudan raged last week, according to eyewitness reports obtained by the Enough Project. Sources reported that at 5 a.m. local time on January 25, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, or SPLA-N, launched an offensive from the mountains above the town of Toroge toward the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, positioned below.

31 Jan 2012 description
report UN News Service

30 janvier 2012 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon a exhorté dimanche les pays africains à garantir les droits civiques, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels afin de renforcer la stabilité et promouvoir le développement sur le continent.

31 Jan 2012 description
report ACTED

AKOBO, South Sudan [ACTED News] - Following the eruption of the crisis in Jonglei state, South Sudan, tens of thousands of people – particularly women and children – were displaced. ACTED was the first NGO to send an assessment team to Akobo, a distant town accessible only by boat. Approximately 26,000 IDPs and conflict-affected individuals are gathered in Akobo town, and are in desperate need of basic services. ACTED is the first agency to intervene in the area.

31 Jan 2012 description
report IRIN

JUBA/KAMPALA, 30 January 2012 (IRIN) - Petty traders from Uganda, South Sudan's largest trading partner, crowd into Konyo Konyo market in Juba selling used clothes, vegetables and household wares. Lacking economic prospects at home, they come in the hope of finding better opportunities in Juba's booming post-war economy.

There are about one million Ugandans living in South Sudan, according to the Kampala City Traders’ Association (KCTA). But life is not easy for the Ugandan traders who supply South Sudan with many essential goods.

31 Jan 2012 description

Within South Sudan, over 350,000 people fled rebel militia attacks and inter-communal clashes in 2011. Meanwhile, fighting in Sudan's Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states forced approximately 80,000 people to seek refuge in South Sudan since June 2011. Humanitarians continue to respond to emergency needs of more than 360,000 South Sudanese who have returned from Sudan since late 2010 and to the nearly 3 million people currently in need of emergency food aid in the country.

31 Jan 2012 description

Peacebuilding Commission
Fifth session
Organizational Committee

I. Introduction

  1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/180 and Security Council resolution 1645 (2005), in which the Peacebuilding Commission was requested to submit an annual report to the Assembly for an annual debate and review. The report will also be submitted to the Council, pursuant to its resolution 1646 (2005), for an annual debate. The report covers the fifth session of the Commission, from 1 January to 31 December 2011.

31 Jan 2012 description

Food security outlook points to deepening food insecurity in some areas even as OctoberDecember rains result in marked improvement in Crisis areas

31 Jan 2012 description
report World Bank

Global food prices declined 8% between September and December 2011. Wheat, maize, and rice prices declined due to improved supply conditions, and among concerns regarding the global economy. However, global prices still remain high, with the 2011 annual food price index exceeding the 2010 annual index by 24 percent.

31 Jan 2012 description
report Stop Hunger Now

Saving Lives and Rebuilding a Community in Old Fangak

30 Jan 2012 description

USIP’s Jon Temin, director of the Sudan program, and Raymond Gilpin, director for Sustainable Economies, take questions about events now unfolding in South Sudan after Juba recently announced a controversial plan to build an oil pipeline through Kenya.

South Sudan announced a deal under which it would export its crude oil through Kenya, excluding its northern neighbor, Sudan. At the same time, the Sudanese government is angry over what it describes as unpaid “transit fees.” What’s going on here?

30 Jan 2012 description
report Miraya FM

The process of integration of about two thousand troops of former renegade rebel leaders Peter Gadet, Gadluk Gai and Gabriel Tangiya is being carried out in Mapel area, 70km east of Wau town.

The SPLA Sector I in Mapel Deputy Commander Brigader Gen Galiuk Galwak told Radio Miraya, that the screening process includes registration, verification and examination of all applicants. He said these are pre-condition for further integration.

30 Jan 2012 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 29, 2012 (JUBA) - At least 76 people, most of whom are the elderly, women and children, have been killed in South Sudan’s Warrap State, according to the speaker of the state. Several others are reported to have sustained multiple injuries. Hundreds of cattle are also reported to have been stolen, authorities told Sudan Tribune.

The cause of attack on villages belonging to the Luac Jang ethnic group remains unknown although authorities in Warrap State claimed the attack was carried out by an armed group from neighboring Unity state.

30 Jan 2012 description
report Voice of America

The UNHCR estimates that there are nearly 44 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide. Of that number, about 15 million refugees and over six million internally displaced are in sub-Saharan Africa. Each year, tens of thousands of them return home. Helping resettlement is a set of guidelines grounded in humanitarian law used by NGOs and national governments.

William Eagle

30 Jan 2012 description

Highlights

Funding Situation

The CERF raised a record amount of US$465 million through the contributions of Member States, Observers, regional governments and the private sector. 2011 marks only the second time in the history of the Fund that it exceeded the $450 million target established for it by the General Assembly.

Additionally, $46.4 million was transferred from the CERF loan window to the grant window with the reduction of the loan element by the General Assembly.

30 Jan 2012 description
report Miraya FM

At least 3,000 people in South Sudan are at the risk of starvation unless immediate measures are put in place.

The worrying statistics are from a report released by the ministry of agriculture which was presented to the Council of ministers on Friday.

The meeting was chaired by the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Riek Machar Teny.

30 Jan 2012 description
report Miraya FM

More than 47 people were killed and an unidentified number of cattle were stolen on Saturday in Tonj East County of Warrap State by an armed group allegedly said to be from Unity State.

Radio Miraya's Correspondent in Aweil on Sunday talked to the Governor of Warrap State, Nyandeng Malek Dielic, who in his turn confirmed the incident saying that two cattle camps at the border with Unity State were attacked on Saturday morning.

The attack occurred very early in the morning when people were still sleep, 47 people were killed, mainly women and children."

30 Jan 2012 description
report Radio Dabanga

Al Jimam (30 Jan.) -

Refuges fleeing violence in Blue Nile state and South Kordofan to Al Jimam camp in Upper Nile state, South Sudan are suffering from a severe shortage of food, water and healthcare.

Food security camp coordinator, Al Simoa Adlan told Radio Dabanga about 15,000 refugees in Al Jimam have not received any supplies of food and the supplies present at the camp only reach around 9,000 people.

The shortage of food is causing malnutrition and a spread of diseases such as tuberculosis in addition to the lack of water.