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30 Jul 2016 description

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK, JULY 29, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a cholera outbreak in Juba by vaccinating people at high risk, providing clean drinking water and supporting medical treatment, as more than 300 cases have been recorded in the city, including five deaths.

30 Jul 2016 description

UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF STEPHEN O’BRIEN TO VISIT SOUTH SUDAN

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to South Sudan
WHEN: 1-3 August 2016
WHERE: Juba, Wau and Aweil

30 Jul 2016 description

Main season rainfall above average over most of Sudan

Key Messages

  • More than 4.4 million people are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity between July and September 2016, including more than 100,000 people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). Current food insecurity is being driven by El Nino-related drought in 2015, exacerbated in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur States by continued conflict that has caused displacement and disruptions to livelihoods and markets.

30 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY:

This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis. In order to better understand the matrix, following are the explanatory notes on some of the sector indicators.

30 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12468

7751st Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 12 August, determining that the situation in that country constituted a threat to international peace and security.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2302 (2016), the Council authorized UNMISS to use all necessary means to carry out its tasks.

29 Jul 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 23:48 GMT

The United States urged the UN Security Council on Friday to back a regional force for South Sudan to shore up UN peacekeepers unable to cope with the violence.

The council adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN mission in South Sudan, known as UNMISS, until August 12 to allow time to negotiate another measure authorizing the new force.

29 Jul 2016 description

29 juillet 2016, Rome -**Un rapport élaboré par les deux agences onusiennes alerte sur le sort de millions de personnes vivant dans les 17 pays touchés par des conflits prolongés et qui se trouvent actuellement en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire. Selon le document présenté au Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, ces conflits entravent également les efforts mondiaux visant à éradiquer la malnutrition.**

29 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of people fleeing to Uganda from South Sudan on a daily basis continues to number in the thousands, with 2,319 people crossing border yesterday.

  • 1,444 refugees crossed the border using the Elegu border point (Adjumani axis), 193 in Moyo, 39 in Lamwo and 308 in Oraba (Arua district. 335 refugees were received at Kiryandongo Reception Centre in Mid-West Uganda.

29 Jul 2016 description

Relocation of IDPs to UN House started on 28 July with relocation of 62 IDPs from UNMISS Tongping. 16 cases of cholera so far recorded at the site with one positive confirmed by culture at the national laboratory. The wider humanitarian community including Health, WASH and protection partners to provide guidance to inform relocation going forward.

OCHA reports that 12,588 people remain displaced by the insecurity in Juba. Of these 11,338 people are sheltering in the UN Tong Ping and UN House bases. An estimated 1,250 IDPs are staying in Don Bosco collective center in Gumbo.

29 Jul 2016 description

RADIO MIRAYA

The Dutch Embassy in Juba has, in a release, reaffirmed continued assistance to the people of South Sudan, in view of the humanitarian situation prevailing in the country.

“The release was issued to assure the people that we stand by them, and that we stand ready to support any development in the implementation of the Peace Agreement,” Ambassador Robert Van Den Dool told Radio Miraya in an exclusive interview.

29 Jul 2016 description
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Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America

  1. Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 847,964 The total number of South Sudanese Refugees (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

  • 114,337 Old caseload before 15 Dec. 2013 (covered by the regular budget)

  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan - 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

  • USD 573.4 M Requested for the situation

  • CONTRIBUTIONS: USD 85.4M

  • GAP: 488.0 M

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 30,966 South Sudanese arrivals into Ethiopia, White Nile in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya in the past week (18 – 24 July), based on field reports
  • 890,137 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 24 July (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
  • 973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan
  • 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 18 July)

  • USD 608.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the …
29 Jul 2016 description

A bracelet exercise confirmed population of IDPs in Tongpiny to be 4,500 individuals. Relocation of IDPs to UN House due to start Thursday 28 July. 15 cases of cholera so far recorded at the site with one positive confirmed by culture at the national laboratory. The wider humanitarian community including Health, WASH and protection partners to provide guidance to inform relocation going forward.

29 Jul 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

29 Jul 2016 description

UNHCR redeploys staff from other parts of the country while partner organizations set up new health clinics to cope with the influx.

By: Michael O’Hagan | 28 July 2016

ADJUMANI, Uganda – On a rainy day in northern Uganda, Esther Ojabajon surveys the small plot of land that is now her home. Her children pull up handfuls of the tall grass, burning it to prepare the land to build a shelter of wood and tarpaulin.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12465

7750th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council underscored the importance of long-term institution-building as a critical part of peacebuilding in Africa, as it held an open debate today on the topic where speakers emphasized the importance of addressing the root causes of conflict, the need for predictable and sustainable financing, and closer cooperation with the African Union and subregional organizations.