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04 May 2016 description

Delivered 3 May 2016, in New York

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Last Wednesday, airstrikes obliterated Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo.

They blew apart at least 50 men, women and children.

It killed one of the last remaining paediatricians in the city.

A murderous airstrike.

There were almost 300 airstrikes in Aleppo over the last 10 days. Civilians, often in crowds, were repeatedly struck.

What are individuals in wars today? Expendable commodities, dead or alive.

Patients and doctors are legitimate targets.

04 May 2016 description


Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda as of 26 April 2016.

Pre-1st January 2016

From 1st January to the reporting period.

*note that figures are likely to fluctuate slightly in the coming weeks as the results of the verification exercise in Kiryandongo are reflected.

Settlement breakdown of SSD refugees and asylum seekers registered in 2016:

04 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council welcomed the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU) in South Sudan on April 29 as an important milestone in implementation of the “Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan” (the Agreement).

04 May 2016 description

Research reports and studies May 2016
Susan Nicolai, Romilly Greenhill, Maria Ana Jalles d'Orey, Arran Magee, Andrew Rogerson, Leni Wild, Joseph Wales

75 million children aged 3-18 years, living in 35 crisis-affected countries, are in desperate need of educational support. Education for these children has long been neglected, but there is a growing recognition of its central importance.

04 May 2016 description

Since onset of the South Sudan crisis in December 2013, there have been 12,548 recorded cases of unaccompanied, separated and missing children across 39 counties. Out of these, 3,883 children (42%) of the 9,230 unaccompanied and separated children have been reunified with their families (as at 28 April 2016).

04 May 2016 description

For over two years, South Sudan has been facing a civil war. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), one fifth of the population - about 2 million people - is displaced. While the President Salva Kiir has divided the country in 28 States, creating new intercommunity tensions, access to basic services is becoming increasingly difficult for one of the poorest populations in the world.

04 May 2016 description
report Voice of America

By Waakhe Simon Wudu

May 03, 2016 6:41 PM

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudanese journalists said Tuesday that their work is not only challenging, but that their lives can be put in danger when they seek out the truth.

Reporters have little to no access to information from government departments, they said, and scores of journalists have been harassed and even detained for weeks by people believed to be government security operatives.

03 May 2016 description

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, the first on the issue of counter-terrorism and the other concerning cooperation on peace and security matters between the United Nations and the African Union, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt), the 15-member organ’s President for May, said at a Headquarters press conference.