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25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11829
Seventy-first Session, 17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Foreign Minister of Hungary Says National Security Comes First; Other Speakers Urge Engagement over Isolationism

With 65 million people displaced and on the move, several European countries discussed myriad ways to deal with the unprecedented phenomenon by defeating terrorism, bringing human traffickers to justice, while others called on Member States to make the better choice between engagement and isolation as the General Assembly continued its annual debate today.

24 Sep 2016 description

New York, 23 September 2016 [as prepared for delivery]

We are here to support and consolidate peace in South Sudan.

We know that South Sudan is a long way from resolving its many challenges and problems.

When President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar came together in April to inaugurate the Transitional Government of National Unity, there was a sense of hope.

But that hope was lost with the resumption of violence in Juba in July, followed by the collapse of the security arrangements and power-sharing provisions of the peace agreement.

24 Sep 2016 description

At the initiative of the United Nations, core regional and international partners of the South Sudan peace process met on September 23, 2016, on the margins of the General Debate of the seventy-first session of the United Nations General Assembly, to exchange views on how best to advance the political process and create the required political conditions for the successful implementation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) mandate. The meeting was hosted by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, and co-facilitated with H.E. Mr.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

24 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.

• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.

• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.

23 Sep 2016 description

We are here to support and consolidate peace in South Sudan.

We know that South Sudan is a long way from resolving its many challenges and problems.

When President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar came together in April to inaugurate the Transitional Government of National Unity, there was a sense of hope.

But that hope was lost with the resumption of violence in Juba in July, followed by the collapse of the security arrangements and power-sharing provisions of the peace agreement.

23 Sep 2016 description

PETER ARIIK KUOL

In order to understand the similarities between human rights and peace, the UNMISS Civil Affairs Division in partnership with the mission’s Human Rights Division, organized an awareness meeting with community leaders to revisit resolutions of previous peace accords and see how they relate to human rights. The engagement targeted representatives from the three communities of Rup, Kuei and Pakam who struck unsuccessful various peace agreements.

23 Sep 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: William Spindler | 23 September 2016

UNHCR is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet another boat capsized in the Mediterranean, this time off the coast of Rosetta, Egypt, reportedly carrying around 450 people.

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 5,691 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 21st and 22nd September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 3,063 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

23 Sep 2016 description

Camp management started a biometric population registration for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN House Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 September.

The registration, which will continue for three weeks, will improve response planning and IDP access to humanitarian services at the site, where approximately 39,400 people are seeking protection from the crisis that erupted in December 2013.

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP’s cash voucher system enables close to 600,000 IDPs in Darfur to purchase a wide variety of items from local shops.

• An estimated 5,500 to 12,500 people from Western Jebel Marra locality have arrived in Nertiti North IDP camp in Central Darfur State.

• Sudan hosts about a quarter of the 1 million South Sudanese refugees in the region.

• Sudan hosts over 730,000 refugees, asylum seekers and people at the risk of statelessness, according to UNHCR.

Cash vouchers for 220,000 IDPs in Darfur

23 Sep 2016 description

Juba, UNMISS Compound –Tomping

Speakers:

Mr. Jean-Luc Stalon, UNDP Acting Country Director Mr. Biplove Choudhary, UNDP Senior Advisor

Facilitator – Shantal Persaud – UNMSS Acting Spokesperson

23 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 septembre 2016 – Devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, le Président du Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, a affirmé que son pays avait renoué avec « les valeurs cardinales qui fondent la démocratie et l'état de droit » et a appelé à soutenir les efforts en faveur de la « recherche de la paix et de l'enracinement de la démocratie en Afrique ».

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced

23 Sep 2016 description

A weekly price analysis of food and other essential commodities

Repreive for consumers as food prices decrease seasonally in many markets in the third week of September 2016

  • Price of locally produced commodities (cereals, legumes, vegetables etc) have started to reduce or stabilize somewhat in many markets across the country in line with seasonal harvests.

23 Sep 2016 description

**New York, 22 September 2016*

As prepared

Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you once again for your participation in this important meeting. It has underlined the urgency of strong collective action and solidarity with the people of South Sudan.

Panellists have spoken with alarm of the brutal levels of violence meted out on civilians in this conflict and the dire need for strong protection solutions.

23 Sep 2016 description
  • Since 3 September, over 17 000 new South Sudanese refugees have arrived in the Gambella region in Ethiopia. Mostly originate from the Upper Nile State in South Sudan and are fleeing insecurity and food shortages.

  • New arrivals continue to be received at an average 1 000 people per day. As 22 September, over 5 000 people have been registered and over 1 500 unaccompanied and separated children have been identified.